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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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The Great Pie Rivalry is a hilarious story for children and ageless adults alike. If you like stories containing despicable old women hatching despicable schemes and want to see just how far old... More > women will go to to win a pie contest - this is for you. 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
Sympathetic Magic By Jan Devenish
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Sympathetic Magic is a collection of stories perfect for bedtime or toilet time. It contains fourteen stories of various sizes written for children of various sizes and features existential monsters,... More > lovelorn giant squid, badly disciplined monkeys, eccentric geriatrics, aspirational cows, a confused frog and a rather special hat - plus many more.< Less