Brown Owl's Guide to Life

Brown Owl's Guide to Life


By (author) Kate Harrison

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  • Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 197mm x 25mm | 279g
  • Publication date: 14 December 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0752880977
  • ISBN 13: 9780752880976
  • Sales rank: 475,156

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Shy, sweet-natured Lucy Collins is used to being pushed around. For the first eighteen years of her life, her widowed mother Judith ruled the roost. Now Lucy's husband, her seven-year-old daughter and even Buster the cat boss her about. But her mother's premature death leaves Lucy an orphan at the age of thirty-five. She's devastated...but she's also free. After a lifetime of being a disappointment to everyone, is it finally time Lucy grew up? As she clears out her mother's rambling house, Lucy discovers a trunk full of memories...her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were all Brown Owls: capable, no-nonsense matriarchs who were the leading lights of the Girl Guide movement. They spent their spare time preparing the next generation for their roles as wives and mothers with a mixture of campfire songs, sew-on badges and reef knots. But could the old values and frontier spirit now hold the key to help Lucy make the changes she needs in her life?

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Author information

Kate Harrison is in her thirties and before turning to novels, worked in television, as a programme developer. She has also been a director on Panorama, Newsround and Midlands Today. She lives in West London.

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A nostalgic read HEAT MAGAZINE A poignant and funny novel SHE Nostalgic -- Fanny Blake WOMAN & HOME A must read GUIDING MAGAZINE Cleverly interwoven stories make this an almost instant hook BIRMINGHAM MAIL 27.01.07