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Picking Up

Kate Fenton

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The sparkling novel about the funny side of life in Yorkshire, from the author of TOO MANY GODMOTHERS.

If it hadn't been for the dog, Jo Patterson would never have overheard that bizarre snatch of conversation on the grouse moor. A year ago Jo didn't know a grouse from a Rhode Island Rooster. Now she's up to her eyebrows in mud because a day's labour on the shoot will earn her a precious 20 and an even more precious few hours of contact with humanity.

If she hadn't gone on the shoot she wouldn't have remembered that conversation about security consultants when she discovers that her soon-to-be-ex-husband may have sold their business for much less than it's worth. And if she hadn't remembered the conversation she would never have kicked over the ant's nest of trouble . . .

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Praise for Picking Up

  • Kate Fenton's forte is sharp, contemporary comedy - Mail on Sunday

  • Fenton creates well-defined yet complex characters, and her novel is a rollicking read, an engaging mixture of romance, intrigue and adventure that keeps you guessing until the very end. - The Sunday Times

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Kate Fenton

Kate Fenton was born in Oldham, brought up in Cheshire and read PPE at St Hilda's College, Oxford. A former features and documentary producer for BBC Radio 4, she lives in the North York Moors near Whitby with her husband, Ed Selby, a GP. She has written radio drama and journalism as well as seven novels, one of which, Lions and Liquorice, was serialised on Woman's Hour.

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