for those who did not know David wrote childrens novel with his daughter in 1986 David finished "Lost Crown" and sent the manuscript to his publishers. They didn't like it, saying that they didn't think it had a "voice" for children. So it was shelved. When David asked for the manuscript back the following year, so that he could work on it, he was told it had been lost. As if that wasn't enough, it had been saved only on an Amstrad PCW disk that was corrupted. So the "Lost Crown" was well and truly lost. synopis of "Lost Crown" A fantasy adventure about Luke who wakes in a strange forest to find himself surrounded by wolves. He is rescued by Capricorn, a child warlock, and a conceited owl who tell him he is trapped in the world of Nightmare and can only escape if he performs an act of great bravery.