Mouse Tail


A young person’s illustrated guide to York’s Red Tower through the eyes of Brieanna and her family of mice.

Proceeds from this book go to the Red Tower Community Interest Company who manage the Red Tower and operate a service for the benefit of the local community. Further information can be found on the Red Tower Website.


Red Tower: A Mouse’s Tail tells the story of a family of mice who have lived in and around the tower since it was built. Brieanna, a young mouse, travels back in time to witness some of the most important times in the tower’s history.
This short book is designed to give younger residents and visitors some idea of the historical background to a well loved feature of the city walls. It is an illustrated history of the strange brick bastion which was at one time in the middle of a marsh.