Published: 01/09/2013
ISBN: 9781783060511
Format: Paperback



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In 1967, considering herself to be destined for a life of mediocrity, Barbara Spencer hi-tailed it to the West Indies to watch cricket, the precursor to a highly colourful career spanning three contin... read more

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Turning Point
by Barbara Spencer

*Styrus, a computer virus so powerful it can penetrate any computer and steal its secrets,
has fallen into the hands of the wrong man
*His name – Smith
*His ambition – to rule the world

When fans demanded a sequel to Running, Barbara Spencer was happy to oblige. Set in the 21st century, Turning Point portrays a world which we may very easily come to inherit. One dominated by money and greed, with Europe a major world power and England reduced to island status off the coast of Europe, in which the little guy stands no chance.

The action-packed Turning Point follows Scott Anderson and Bill, one of the scientists that created Styrus, as they head for Geneva – where Bill is to address the United Nations and formally hand over control of the computer programme. Meanwhile Mr. Smith, despite a massive manhunt by the American Secret Service, continues his meteoric rise to power, driving global corporations into bankruptcy.

When Scott accidentally overhears a secret conversation, the mirage of calm and safety that his family and friends have tried so hard to create is shattered forever. Within forty-eight hours, Scott has become a wanted criminal, accused of gunning down an innocent bystander; his bodyguard, his home, and his father – all gone. With only his school friends believing in his innocence, Scott heads for Exeter on his motorbike to the headquarters of the American Secret Service – only to find that destroyed too.

Barbara Spencer’s new book once again offers young adults a thrilling, roller-coaster of a read.

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"I decided long ago that you can either be cowed by the absurdities of life or lampoon them."

My love affair with both life and words began in 1969, when ‘Fashion’ Magazine paid me the goodly sum of £25 to write an article about travel. Other articles followed and from these humble beginnings came children’s books, full of rib-tickling humour and scintillating action.
However, my desire to wax lyrical about the absurdity of life remained and whilst journeying by train to some far distant school or to a signing at Waterstones, I began scribbling down my thoughts. Blogs, anecdotes and short stories followed. Now, of an age to remember the past, I thought, why not? There has to be heaps of people around like me … well, not exactly like me but near enough to enjoy and remember how life once was.

Age and the Antique Sideboard will be published in August 2017.

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