“Charming and imaginative. A firm favourite in the Vine household for months- a record!”

- Jeremy Vine. Broadcaster (and Dad!)

Proud to support the NSPCC.

We are delighted that Herman has joined forces with the much loved Children’s Charity, the NSPCC, to help support their invaluable help service ‘Childline’. This will hopefully include providing a free copy of the first book in the Villes series, Sadsville, to every year 5 & 6 school pupil (9 &10 year olds) in the UK.

Sadsville was specifically written with the NSPCC in mind. In the book, Herman visits a land where everyone is sad. Once he discovers why, he puts a smile back on peoples’ faces. By reading the book, Children are inspired to ‘think out of the box’ and not accept their world if it’s not as it should be. They are also directed to Childline for help.

With the help of sponsoring businesses, we hope to make this challenge a reality.

Sadsville Campaign goes NATIONAL!

As a Champion and long time supporter of the NSPCC, Martin Roberts, author and presenter of BBC TV’S Homes under the Hammer, has written a book in his Villes Children’s book series especially for this much loved charity- called SADSVILLE.

Would you like to be a Herman’s Hero?

If you’re interested in supporting the project to enable us to provide a FREE copy of Sadsville to EVERY year 5 & 6 (9 & 10 year old) child in the UK, click on the link below. In return, not only will you help this worthwhile project, you will enjoy a package of sponsorship benefits both in the books and on line. So click the link below, send us a few details and we will be in touch.

The Villes Stories

Each day, the hero of the story, Herman, sets off on a magical bus to a different Ville,
and with help from a variety of side kicks and larger than life characters, manages to solve the mystery
as to WHY things aren’t as they should be…

Will you work it out before Herman does…?


In Tiredsville the inhabitants are perpetually tired.


In Fullsville their trousers are bursting at the seams.


In Coldsville people are always freezing cold.

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Company Number: 06545182
Email: herman@thevilles.co.uk
High St, Herne Bay, CT6 5NW
The Villes Ltd, Town hall Chambers, 148
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