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My Life As an Alphabet

by Barry Jonsberg

Candice Phee wants to bring light and laughter to those around her, and somehow she succeeds despite the bizarre mix-ups and the confusion she effortlessly creates. An uplifting comedy-drama from award-winning author, Barry Jonsberg. 

This isn’t just about me. It’s also about the other people in my life – my mother, my father, my dead sister Sky, my penpal Denille, Rich Uncle Brian, Earth-Pig Fish and Douglas Benson From Another Dimension. These are people [with the exception of Earth-Pig Fish, who is a fish] who have shaped me, made me what I am. I cannot recount my life without recounting elements of theirs. This is a big task, but I am confident I am up to it.

Introducing Candice Phee: twelve years old, hilariously honest and a little … odd. But she has a big heart, the very best of intentions and an unwavering determination to ensure everyone is happy. So she sets about trying to ‘fix’ all the problems of all the people [and pets] in her life.

Laugh-out-loud funny and wonderfully touching, My Life as an Alphabet is a delightful novel about an unusual girl who goes to great lengths to bring love and laughter into the lives of everyone she cares about.

About Barry Jonsberg

Barry Jonsberg was born in Liverpool in England – home of the world’s greatest soccer team [NOT Everton]. He moved to Australia in 1999 and became an Australian citizen in 2007, though this does not prevent him from supporting the England cricket team. Someone has to. Barry has a B.A. Hons in English Literature and a Master of Philosophy degree in the same subject. He was a lecturer in English in the UK and a high school teacher in Darwin, where he now lives with his wife, Anita, two children, Lauren and Brendan, and a couple of eccentric dogs. Barry still teaches occasionally, but looks upon writing as his full-time occupation.

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