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The Simple Things
Author: Bill Condon

ISBN: 9781743317242
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 1 March 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 1.52
A slice of life story for younger readers told with affection and humour about Stephen, a boy who doesn't quite fit in, and his elderly Aunt Lola. From the award-winning author of A Straight Line to My Heart.

Stephen has never met his great aunt Lola, and he doesn't want to. She sends him money twice a year and he always writes back, but Lola is almost eighty - what will they have to talk about? When they arrive at her house, Stephen discovers she's grumpy, scary and really, really old. He wants to turn around and go home, but his mum says they have to stay until Lola's birthday - three weeks away.

Left to his own devices, Stephen learns about the simple things in life - like fishing, and cricket, and climbing trees - and the importance of family. Soon Lola entrusts Stephen with a great secret, and he realises that Lola has become more important to him than just an aunt who sends him money - she's now a friend.

About the Author

Bill Condon was born in 1949 and lives with his wife Dianne (Di) Bates in New South Wales, Australia...

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