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Tug of War

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Tug of War

by Catherine Forde

Catherine is the author of Fat Boy Swim and Firestarter and has two teenage boys of her own (she also lives part-time in the Algarve).

In 2012 terrorist bombs shatter cities around the UK and wreak havoc on normal life. Molly’s parents decide to send her and her brother, John, away from Glasgow to safety in the countryside.  Molly is sent to Paradise Farm where Pernilla, who has always wanted a child, gives Molly everything she desires.  Pernilla’s youthful enthusiasm is in stark contrast to Molly’s own frumpy, daggy mum. Molly is so caught up in her new life that she stays quiet when her friend, Fergal, tells her that John is living with an abusive farmer.

Catherine really has the knack of speaking directly to ‘young adults’ and tackles tricky subjects in a non-patronising way.

In paperback at 9.50 euros.