The Bear in the Fifth Floor Flat

by John Foley

For young Ruthie and her dog Scruffy the days are full of fun and laughter – until certain events change everything, and it seems that Ruthie will never be happy again. But fate can also be kind, and the sudden arrival of an extraordinary teddy bear begins to restore her happiness, and more.

John Foley

John Foley FRSA, an accomplished audiobook producer and puzzle setter, has a rich background in writing, radio, and acting. Known for scripting and voicing over 600 programmes for BBC English/World Service, Foley's expertise extends to adapting plays by notable authors for radio drama. He has produced a wide array of audiobooks, featuring classics from renowned writers.

Foley's published works showcase his diverse talents, including volumes on beards, moustaches, and signs & symbols, as well as musical anecdotes and children's graded readers. His contributions to The School Times International and The Connexion reflect his knack for French-themed crosswords and puzzles.

Notably, Foley's "Seven Simple and Slightly Silly Stories" and its sequels, infused with illustrations by Grant Cathro, demonstrate his storytelling prowess. Profits from these books support various charitable causes, underlining Foley's commitment to social impact through his literary work.