The Life Shop

The Life Shop

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Buyer beware! The price of a bargain may be higher than you think. Everyone is thrilled by the Life Shop catalogue. It sells everything - from cat baskets to cruises to career plans - and all a great price. Lorna alone cannot understand why her friends, neighbours and even her normally sensible Mum are obsessed by the Life Shop. She realises that its customers seem to be losing their individuality. Are the enticing products costing more than is apparent? More importantly, Lorna is also concerned about her disabled brother - how does he fit into the Life Shop's all too perfect world? An original and compelling novel for 10s to young teens.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 12mm | 158.76g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Children's Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745949061
  • 9780745949062

About Margaret McAllister

Margaret McAllister lives in Pickering, North Yorkshire. She is the author of four children's novels published by OUP, including The Octave of Angels, The Secret Mice and many literacy titles. Her latest project The Mistmantle Chronicles (first book publishing spring 2005) were sold to Bloomsbury at auction for a six figure sum, with translation rights already sold in six languages.show more

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Buyer beware! The price of a bargain may be higher than you think. Especially if you pick up the Life Shop catalogue. Everyone but Lorna is thrilled by the Life Shop catalogue. It sells everything - from cat baskets to cruises to career plans. And they make it so easy to pay. Or do they? The Life Shop promises to fulfil everyone's dreams but it seems that people are paying with their personalities. Something strange is going on. There's more to the Life Shop than meets the eye. Concerned about how her disabled brother fits into the Life Shop's all-too-perfect world and worried about what's happening to everyone else, Lorna sets out to investigate. Compelling reading for 10s to young teens. Sales of Margaret McAllister's books for Oxford University Press and Bloomsbury are in excess of 50,000 copies.show more

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13 ratings
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3 23% (3)
2 31% (4)
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