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Suckers n Scallies: A gritty novel, with plenty of Scouse lingo and retro sweets

£2.99

After losing his brother, Kit Ramsay goes to stay with his Aunt Lil in 1960s Liverpool where he makes friends with local tough boy Terry Dacosta and his notorious family. Memories of those days resurface thirty years later when Kit returns to Liverpool to sort out the house of his deceased Aunt Lil. Memories of Lemon Sherbets, halfpenny sweets from O’Shaughnessy’s sweet shop, Soft Scouse and Hard Scouse accents, fights, cars with faces and the girl with the Vauxhall Cresta smile who Kit falls for in the early 1970s. Kit and Terry bump into each other in Liverpool and shortly afterwards, Terry turns up at Kit's Bournemouth flat. But there's the added complication of Kit's girlfriend, Debbie (Terry's ex). Living at close quarters, all three of them are struggling to deal with some aspect of their past.

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Kate Rigby

Kate Rigby was born near Liverpool and now lives in the south west of England.  She’s been writing for decades. She has been traditionally published, small press published and indie published.

She realized her unhip credentials were mounting so she decided to write about it. Little Guide to Unhipwas first published in 2010 and has since been updated.

However she’s not completely unhip. Her punk novel, Fall Of The Flamingo Circuswas published by Allison & Busby (1990) and by Villard (American hardback 1990). Skrev Press published her novels Seaview Terrace (2003) Sucka!(2004) and Break Point (2006) and other shorter work has appeared in Skrev’s magazines.

Thalidomide Kidwas published by Bewrite Books (2007).

Her novel Savage To Savvywas an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Quarter-Finalist in 2012.  Three of her novels have received an Awesome Indies Badge of Approval.

She has had other short stories published and shortlisted including Hard Workersand Headboards, first published in The Diva Book of Short Stories, in an erotic anthology published by Pfoxmoor Publishing and more recently in an anthology of Awkward Sexcapades by Beating Windward Press 2018 (all proceeds went to Planned Parenthood).

A shortened version of her blog as a tribute to David Bowie after his death was included in the book: David Bowie I Was There (Red Planet Books 2017) 

She also received a Southern Arts bursary for her novel Where A Shadow Played(now re-Kindled as Did You Whisper Back?).

She has re-Kindled her backlist and is gradually getting her titles (back) into paperback

More information can be found at her website:

 http://kjrbooks.yolasite.com/

 Or her blog:

 http://bubbitybooks.blogspot.co.uk/

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