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Every Shade of Happy

Every Shade of Happy

Author(s): Phyllida Shrimpton

Location(s): Cornwall

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

The uplifting story of a man at the end of his life and a girl at the beginning of hers, who reach out across the generations to explore what it means to find happiness, and how to make your own when there’s none to be had.

Every day of Algernon’s 97 years has been broken up into an ordered routine. That’s how it’s been since the war, and he’s not about to change now.

Until his 15-year-old granddaughter arrives on his doorstep, turning Algernon’s black-and-white life upside down. Everything from Anna’s clothes to the way she sits glued to her phone is strange to Algernon, and

Suddenly uprooted from everything and everyone she knows, bubbly fifteen-year-old Anna Maybury and her mother are forced to move in with the grandfather she has never met – a bad-tempered old man who disapproves of her very existence.

With a road trip to Cornwall on the cards and important life lessons to learn, it’s going to be a summer neither of them will ever never forget.

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