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The Scoop

The Scoop

Author(s): Cat Walker

Location(s): Europe

Genre(s): Adventure, Fiction, Travelogue

Era(s): 2006

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Casey Jones’s life is a mess. Her job bores her, her parents confuse her, and she has repeated nightmares about her ex-girlfriend. In a moment of madness she packs in her job and plans an adventure with her schoolfriend, long-time lad Danny. What she didn’t plan for was an extra passenger, in the shape of Danny’s estranged twelve-year-old son, Ari, who has problems of his own.

The three of them are thrown together for an intense rollercoaster ride in Alice, a converted bright pink ice cream van, through some of the most beautiful and dangerous places in the world, from Tulse Hill to Tibet.

Along the way they discover how different cultures, histories, religions and philosophies have shaped the world and its inhabitants, and that relationships are the glue that holds it all together.

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