Peter grew up in South London in a rambling Victorian house with three cats, two dogs, one little sister, an antique dealer dad, and an artist mum.

As well as being a BAFTA-winning animator and film-maker. He is the author of the Cogheart Adventures - a series of Victorian steampunk adventures for kids.

Cogheart, the first book in the series, was shortlisted for lots of awards, including the Waterstones’ Children’s Book Prize and the Branford Boase Award. Moonlocket and Skycircus, the second and third in the series: are out now!

Like Lily and Robert, Peter loves adventures and reading penny dreadfuls, and he dearly wishes that he had a mechanical fox called Malkin.