Thursday, 11 September 2014

Blogiversary Giveaway #5 ~ The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81 and The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules.


Day five of my blogiversary giveaways! This time one winner will receive copies of The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81 and The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules. Open internationally.


Frank Derrick is eighty-one. And he’s just been run over by a milk float.

It was tough enough to fill the hours of the day when he was active. But now he’s broken his arm and fractured his foot, it looks set to be a very long few weeks ahead. Frank lives with his cat Bill (which made more sense before Ben died) in the typically British town of Fullwind-on-Sea. The Villages in Bloom competition is the topic of conversation amongst his neighbours but Frank has no interest in that. He watches DVDs, spends his money frivolously at the local charity shop and desperately tries to avoid the cold callers continuously knocking on his door. Emailing his daughter in America on the library computer and visiting his friend Smelly John used to be the highlights of his week. Now he can’t even do that.

Then a breath of fresh air comes into his life in the form of Kelly Christmas, home help. With her little blue car and appalling parking, her cheerful resilience and ability to laugh at his jokes, Kelly changes Frank’s life. She reminds him that there is a big wide-world beyond the four walls of his flat and that adventures, however small, come to people of all ages.




79-year-old Martha Anderson dreams of escaping her care home and robbing a bank. She has no intention of spending the rest of her days in an armchair and is determined to fund her way to a much more exciting life-style.

Along with her four oldest friends - otherwise known as the League of Pensioners - Martha decides to rebel against all of the rules imposed upon them. Together, they cause an uproar with their antics: protesting against early bedtimes and plastic meals. As the elderly friends become more daring, their activities escalate and they come up with a cunning plan to break out of the care home and land themselves in a far more attractive Stockholm establishment.

With the aid of their Zimmer frames, they resolve to stand up for old aged pensioners everywhere - Robin Hood style. And that's when the adventure really takes off . .



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22 comments:

  1. Lovely giveaway again, Thank You xxx

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  2. Another fab giveaway. Happy Blogiversary again :)

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  3. my favorite giveaway so far!! love it!! <3

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  4. These seem like a great books, would love to read them. XX

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway - a very diverse selection of books.

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  6. These sound hilarious, can't wait to get started on The Little old lady who broke all the rules!

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  7. Ahh, some light reading!

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  8. I would love to win these books.

    kirstyjfox AT yahoo DOT com

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  9. These would be great for me + my parents to read :)
    Thanks for the giveaways

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