i"?Hundreds of years ago, in the East of England there was an area called The Smeeth. Shrouded in mist, it was a landscape of farming, fens...and fear. Strange demons haunted the fields and villages of this marshy hinterland. Into this West-Norfolk wilderness strode an unlikely champion: a bluff young boy called TOM HICKATHRIFT. As tall as a tree and as wide as a wall, young Tom sets out to prove himself a hero to his disapproving mother and his ever-so-hard-to-please girlfriend, Sarah. In less time than it takes to wave a walloping stick, Tom finds himself deep in the dark, dank Smeeth and has to face man-eating ogres, ghostly dogs, talking tree spirits, dragons, bears, wolves - and worst of all, his own ravenous hunger for pie Inspired by the West Norfolk legends of Marshland Fen, The Legend of Tom Hickathrift puts a witty, modern spin on the traditional tale.