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A Twist Of Light

Joyce Mandeville

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A captivating, challenging and uplifting story of the strength of the human heart - newly available in ebook for the first time

When Lizzy was only twelve, she and her older sister Ellie discover their mother lying dead in a pool of vomit. Behaving with the practical aplomb that only young girls possess, they bury her body and drive out of town.

But Lizzy hadn't counted on Ellie's boyfriend coming along for the ride. Steve is a convicted juvenile criminal and, more importantly for Lizzy, his colours are bad. For as long as she can remember, Lizzy had seen bands of colour around people. Some were good, some not so; Steve's colours were almost black. And, as Lizzy predicts, the journey does not lead to happiness . . .

Now a mother herself, Lizzy writes of her past to her own daughter, patching together her curious upbringing afresh: a brave and heart-warming process, revealing the secrets and mysteries at the core of her life.

A stirring, ultimately uplifting novel of love, loyalty and survival.

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Praise for A Twist Of Light

  • A witty and satisfying debut novel - Home & Country

  • This fascinating, subtle novel is informed throughout by a gritty, black humour - Woman & Home

  • Superb, beautifully written . . . Read it. You will never forget it - Sussex Express

  • Sensitively done - The Times

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Joyce Mandeville

Joyce Mandeville was born in California and has worked as an interior designer. She now lives in Sussex.

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