Random Deaths And Custard


Language: English

ISBN: 1843238241

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 192

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Sam Jones is a perfectly ordinary Valleys girl. Except for the random deaths, that is. Which she only just manages to avoid. Like the time she swallows a fish finger whole before answering the door to the catalogue salesman. That random death leads to love, mind, which is a relief to Sam: people on her street will stop thinking she's a lesbian.

She has plenty of other crosses to bear: the custard factory where she works; Nanna's farting and Anti Peg's swearing; her Mam's boyfriend; her squaddie brother. Not to mention the posh Welshies at the end of the road.

With its comic darkness, its write-as-she-speaks style and its recognition of how the ordinary and eccentric are two sides of the same coin, this is a novel that will have you laughing and crying into your custard.

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