Valentine, Jenny Finding Violet Park

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Finding Violet Park

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A stunning new look for Jenny Valentine’s debut novel, winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize

The mini cab office was up a cobbled mews with little flat houses either side. That's where I first met Violet Park, what was left of her. There was a healing centre next door, a pretty Sixteen-year-old Lucas Swain becomes intrigued by the urn of ashes left in a cab office. Convinced that its occupant – Violet Park – is communicating with him, he contrives to gain possession of the urn, little realising that his quest will take him on a voyage of self-discovery and identity, forcing him to finally confront what happened to his absent (and possibly dead) father…

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"A wonderful debut for many reasons … What marks this book out is not just its charm, warmth and wit, but also the skill with which Valentine braids together the threads" The Guardian

“No plot summary can do justice to the particular flavour of this book, both witty and with moments of genuine sweetness … Excellent.” Books for Keeps

“Ultra-original and brilliantly written, this will have you laughing and crying too.” Mizz Magazine

For Broken Soup:
“Rich in sympathetic, unconventional characters and precise observation, the book has a lightness of touch that belies its skill… it is most enjoyable: a life-affirming, witty, romantic read.” Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

“Without ever labouring points or sinking into sloppy schmaltz, Valentine injects an intensity of feeling in Broken Soup that blew me away … It’s completely gorgeous. I loved it.” Jill Murphy, The Book Bag

For The Ant Colony:
“Completely gorgeous, utterly charming, funny, sweet, sad, and underneath it all, very, very real.” Jill Murphy, The Book Bag

“The Ant Colony has all the makings of another award-winner.” The Sunday Times

“a stirring plot that's by turns heartrending and sad but also laced with wit and humour and ultimately an uplifting ending. Quirky but cleverly woven and brilliantly written.” LoveReading4Kids

“Valentine has created another unusual and readable novel, in which friendship across generations and between children and teenagers is a major theme.” The Guardian

About the Author:

Jenny Valentine moved house every two years when she was growing up. She has just moved house again, probably not for the last time. She worked in a wholefood shop in Primrose Hill for fifteen years where she met many extraordinary people and sold more organic loaves than there are words in her first novel. She has also worked as a teaching assistant and a jewellery maker. She studied English Literature at Goldsmiths College, which almost put her off reading but not quite.
Jenny is married to a singer/songwriter and has two children. Finding Violet Park is her first novel.

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