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Keeping Mum

Keeping Mum

‘Touching and often hilarious… A truly joyful read’
Press & Journal

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Danny Malooley’s life is falling apart.

He’s a single parent with an eleven-year-old son, Will, who hasn’t spoken since the death of his mother in a car crash fourteen months ago. He’s being pursued by a dodgy landlord for unpaid rent and he’s just lost his job. Struggling to find work, and desperate for money, Danny decides to do what anyone in his position would do.

He becomes a dancing panda.

After seeing street performers in his local park raking it in, he spends his last fiver on a costume… but the humiliation is worth it when Will finally speaks to him for the first time since his mother’s death. The problem is Will doesn’t know that the panda is in fact his father, and Danny doesn’t want to reveal his true identity in case Will stops talking again.

But Danny can’t keep up the ruse forever…

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‘Uplifting’
Woman & Home

A surprising, laugh-out-loud and uplifting story of a father and son reconnecting in the most unlikely of circumstances. For fans of Nick Hornby, Mike Gayle and Jojo Moyes.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 11th June 2020

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781409191278

Reviews

Moving effortlessly from comedy to poignancy . . . Reading it made me want to dance. An absolute gem of a book
Katie Marsh
Uplifting
Woman & Home
Touching and often hilarious... A truly joyful read
Press & Journal
A joyous, uplifting story of a father and son finding their way back to each other
Daily Mail
This hits that sweet spot between being properly funny and gut-punchingly emotional
Sun
An uplifting tale about a dad reconnecting with his son
Woman's Weekly
Touching and funny
Bella
A delightful story about fatherhood and childhood
Owen King
An uplifting and moving tale
Woman’s Own
Funny, touching and surprising
Choice Magazine
If you want feel-good with a distinctive, funny, supporting cast, then this is the book for you
Irish Daily Mail