|About the Book|
Ferne Tollivera is on a mission. Now that Sparrow, her ward, has reached nine years of age, she reckons he needs a male role model in his life. With typical efficiency she sets about finding a father-figure by drawing up a series of checklists forMoreFerne Tollivera is on a mission. Now that Sparrow, her ward, has reached nine years of age, she reckons he needs a male role model in his life. With typical efficiency she sets about finding a father-figure by drawing up a series of checklists for each candidate, and following a strict protocol for interviewing them. So far, all the contenders have failed miserably to get enough ticks in the right boxes. But Ferne is focused and nothing is going to stop her from fulfilling her responsibilities... ...except maybe a saboteur out to wreck her business- drunken neighbours- her unfortunate past from which it is so difficult to escape- her estranged mother- long-lost sister- and her Jack Russell, Merrie, who is not above galloping over and nipping any prospective role models she thinks Will Not Do. Katie Fforde (best-selling rom com author and President of the Romantic Novelists Association) said of All His Own Hair: Susan Alison handles difficult issues with quirky humour and uplifting results. (To give you some idea of length - White Lies and Custard Creams is 83,700 words long and All His Own Hair is 87,300 words long.) Susan Alison is the Katie Fforde Bursary Award winner for 2011. She has won competition awards for short fiction and sold numerous stories to commercial publications. Her fiction concentrates on the relationships humans forge with each other (and quite often with their dogs). She is a freelance artist. Her artwork - mainly dogs and cats - can be seen on her blog www.MontyandRosie.blogspot.com Jill Mansell (best-selling rom com author) said of White Lies and Custard Creams: Susan Alison has written a lovely, quirky romp packed with off-the-wall characters - original, intriguing and great fun!