Brown Owl's Guide To Life

Brown Owl's Guide To Life

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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?show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 138 x 218 x 42mm | 621.43g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752868861
  • 9780752868868

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"Nostalgic and funny." HEAT, 27 May "Funny and touching" IMAGE, June issue "Upbeat" LANCASHIRE EVENING POST, 3 Junshow more

About Kate Harrison

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.show more

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2 11% (27)
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