Books


 Glory Days

by Joyce Mandeville

When young Glory, her best friend Pammy Reynolds and kid brother, Beau go out in the woods one day, they little expect to find a bunch of old rags that rises up before them and howls. But Glory is a unique child and is unflustered by the event. She and Pammy are convinced that the Virgin Mary has been to visit and this is confirmed by the miraculous arrival of the particular pair of 'Mary Jane' shoes that Glory has been praying for since time immemorial. Unusual occurences are two a penny for Glory - her mother has extra powers, her big, fat Aunt Flo has babies that never materialise. It's a strange, weird, world out there. But the girls' story gets out, the newspaper hounds arrive, and the once dead town thrives again - though not without difficulties. 

ISBN: 9780751556780 
Publication date: 05 Jun 2014


 

A Twist of Light

by Joyce Mandeville

When fourteen year old Ellis and her younger sister, Lizzie, discover their mother lying dead in a pool of vomit, they behave with the practical aplomb that only young girls possess; first they bury her body, then they drive out of town. Lizzie, clever, witty and wise beyond her years, loves her sister dearly, and knows that more than anything it is important they stay together. So when she discovers that Ellie has invited her new boyfriend, Steve, along for the ride, she is horrified. Steve is a convicted juvenile criminal and, more importantly for Lizzie, his colour is bad. Colours mean everything to Lizzie and she sees them around everyone. Some are good, some not so. Steve's are almost black. As she predicts, the journey leads not to happiness but to disaster.

ISBN: 9780751556773 
Publication date: 05 Jun 2014 




Careful Mistakes

by Joyce Mandeville


Jilly is a 40-something widowed mother. The day that her father, a bishop, dies, she also finds out her daughter is pregnant. She suddenly finds herself facing a number of family problems but realizes that such crises of life provide a good opportunity for her to take stock and put herself first.

   






ISBN: 9780751556766 
Publication date: 05 Jun 2014