Sophy Layzell


Sophy Layzell's Books

ISBN: 9781914471223


Upon All Men

March 28, 2022

In a world where cloned organs are currency, loyalty and truth are hard to find...

Faction members Deter and Lincoln find themselves on opposite corners of the earth.

Deter journeys to the remote Kerguelan Islands to be reunited with her guardian, Amery, who has found safety from the Establishment at the Sanctum. Lincoln, exhausted and disillusioned, has no choice but to remain in London as he continues to work on the elusive vaccine... But his already frail heart is failing.

Following the violent end to the uprising in New York, Angus flees to Finland, finding a new role supporting a bid for free trade with one of the world’s leading Biomedical Scientists. Back in New York, Roller and his friends are afraid. It seems Angus has left just when the Brownsville community needs him most. 

As the Establishment step up their security measures, what little freedom the people have is squeezed even tighter. As things reach a crisis point, who will come to Lincoln and Deter’s aid in time?

Will it be the Faction, the Establishment or the Sanctum?

Sophy Layzell lives in Ilminster, Somerset and worked in Youth Theatres for over fifteen years which she loved. She is also busy with the family firm, J Layzell and Sons, who celebrated 125 years in the building industry last year. Her daughter Jemima is the UK record holder for most organ transplant recipients. Since her daughter’s passing, Sophy set up the Jemima Layzell Trust and has been encouraging conversation about organ transplants and brain injury awareness ever since. This is the second book in the series after Measure of Days.


ISBN: 9781913208721


Measure of Days

Aug. 28, 2020

A flesh-eating virus is spreading… Being immune puts Deter in worse danger

Deter Edison is an ordinary girl, or so she thought...

After a brutal kidnapping, Deter finds herself propelled into a world that she knows nothing about. Her scientist captors want something that only she has – an incredibly rare gene – and they’ll stop at nothing until they get it.

Feeling betrayed by her guardian, Amery, Deter’s world turns upside down when she’s plummeted into a war with the government and her captors. She must flee to London to seek protection there, but she doesn’t know who she can trust. And even if she does make it to safety, how can she remain hidden from the Establishment?

Sophy Layzell lives in Ilminster, Somerset and is the Founder and Trustee for the Jemima Layzell Trust, Artistic Director of Make Performing Arts and bookkeeper for J Layzell and Sons. Her daughter Jemima is the UK record holder for most organ transplant recipients. Since her daughter’s passing, Sophy set up the Trust and has been fundraising ever since. 

Sophy says, “For the past few years I have been defined, and it might sound odd, but inspired by the death of my daughter Jemima. Everyone loves a fast-paced adventure to become lost in and by writing this I have created a unique world that reflects Jemima’s and other young people’s influence on my life. Having worked with students aged 8-18 for many years, helping them write plays to express issues they are passionate about, this book is very much inspired by them too. My world is a better place with stories in it.”