Grandma's Guides

Books written and illustrated by Richard Bell

Willow Island Editions
Willow Island Home Page All Sorts of Walks in Liquorice Country Walks in Robin Hood's Yorkshire Walks in the Rhubarb Triangle Drawing on Reserves High Peak Drifter Rough Patch Walks around Newmillerdam Walks around Horbury Yorkshire Rock Around Yorkshire (7 titles) Sketchbook Sushi (6 titles) Grandma's Guides
Grandma's Guide to the Internet
Grandma's Guide to Internet Shopping



‘ . . . jargon-busting . . . ’


Active Life


‘ . . . full of gems . . . ’


The Guardian


‘So easy for Granny to surf the net’


Sunday Post

60,000 copies


With the help of my grandson Simon, I've put together this simple guide to get you started sending e-mail and surfing the World Wide Web (or paddling in it, at least).


Simon says; we've used Internet Explorer, which is available free from Microsoft.


36 pages

Size: A6 14.3 x 10.3 cm

38 black and white cartoons by Richard Bell


ISBN 1-902467-07-8


Simon Says: Here’s the original guide for the complete newcomer to the Internet, written for a real granny who started surfing the net aged 83. If you find doorstop-size books like the Rough Guide to the Internet too intimidating at 380 pages (excellent though they are), this tried and tested classic from nearly a decade ago might give you helping hand to get started. The Internet has moved on but the basics of sending an e-mail, surfing the net and taking your virtual trolley on an online supermarket shop remain much the same.

'It's the pocket-sized sequel to Grandma's Guide to the Internet, which came out last year, and shows older on-liners how to order groceries, pick up a present, donate to a charity or track down a bargain, all from the comfort of their computer console.


Steven Bowron, Sunday Post, 12/08/01

32 pages
Size: A6 14.7 x 10.6 cm

black and white cartoons by Richard Bell


ISBN 1-902467-08-6