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Edward Gets a Life By Jan Devenish
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Edward Gets a Life is a story largely about secrets, about fear and about how to live. On a smaller level, it is about pigeons, facial hair and sleeping pills. Edward Toska, an unblemished eight... More > year old boy, is kept a prisoner of love in his own home by his mother and forbidden to do all the things that children normally do. Despite his desire to see and explore the world outside the country house he has been stuck in all his life, she is determined to keep him out of harm’s way. His mother’s fear began after she suffered a rather bizarre and tragic loss which for all Edward’s life has been a closely guarded secret. But the mystery starts to unravel when Edward begins investigating the strange goings on in the house, and in the heads of those he lives with. The mysterious letters that Miriam is in such desperation to keep secret prick Edward’s curiosity – was someone writing to him? And where would it lead?< Less
The Great Pie Rivalry By Jan Devenish
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If you like stories containing despicable old women hatching despicable schemes or want to see just how far old women will go to to win a pie contest – this is for you. After reading this... More > cautionary tale, you will never trust an old person again. When a wicked act is committed in a patisserie in Paris that makes enemies of two old women, they imagine never seeing each other again. But when they discover they have retired to the very same village, they are able to rekindle the fierce hatred they had for each other. They take turns exacting their spiteful revenge – trading vile blows the way cunning old women do, but it is the advent of the 44th Village Pie Contest that not only brings the worst out in them, but makes them realise that enemies share more in common than they thought. The Machiavellian acts reach a new low when a young contender vies for the prize. But who will be crowned the winner? And will the gentle village folk ever be the same?< Less
handle with care By Jan Devenish
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Up until his eighty-sixth birthday, Roy Crumpton could have been described as the most ordinary of people. A man quite content with easy chairs and comfortable trousers. But eighty-six years of... More > loneliness is a long time. An epiphany in his greenhouse sets into motion a chain of extraordinary and unlikely events, wherein we see that when one loses their heart, they often lose their head at the same time. Roy comes to realise that throwing yourself into the wind of fate is the best way to be blown in the right direction. In a journey that sees him tackle the postal service, reluctant companionship, the high seas and the most remote island in the world, despite the odds, he is finally blessed with the good fortune denied him for so many years. It seeks to remind us that it is never to late to set out on an adventure, especially when love is perhaps the greatest adventure of them all.< Less