Troubador Gramps and the Shield Bugs

Released: 28/09/2022

ISBN: 9781803132693

eISBN: 9781803139685

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Gramps and the Shield Bugs


A shy young carer’s life is transformed when she is sent away to the country – and through her bravery and quick thinking becomes the unlikely village heroine.
Caz is fed up. Life has been tough since Dad left. Why does she always have to do everything? What is wrong with Mum? Why is her brother always so angry? 
When Mum is rushed into hospital she is packed off to stay in a cluttered cottage in the country with her grandfather, who she barely knows. What sort of man is he?
Despite her initial misgivings, Caz gets used to his old-fashioned ways and settles into the slower pace of village life, even having an exciting adventure along the way. The two form a close relationship; her trust and confidence builds as she learns about the natural world around her, while he learns a thing or two about the pressures of growing up in the modern world. 
In this emotional and ultimately uplifting story of family relationships, we see how older and younger generations can learn from each other. In just a week, life can begin to look a whole lot better.

Gramps and the Shield Bugs will be available to order from 28th September 2022 Exciting!

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Louise  Peregrina

Louise Peregrina was born in Folkestone, Kent, where throughout her childhood she lived opposite a library. She was an avid reader and would visit the library every day after school to change her books, especially enjoying Enid Blyton's Famous Five and Secret Seven Series, although her absolute favourite book was 'Heidi'.

After leaving school Louise spent a couple of years in Spain before returning to Folkestone where she has lived ever since. She spent most of her working life in different roles within education, including School Counsellor, Education Welfare Officer Specialising in Behaviour, and Children's Advocate for Special Needs. Louise is now retired. Since retiring she has taken up painting, has become a local radio presenter, sings in a choir and is learning to jive, proving that you are never too old to try new things.

Louise has always enjoyed writing, mainly poems and travel logs from the various places that she has visited but it is only now that she has had enough time to write this, her first full length novel. Gramps and the Shield Bugs draws extensively on her experience of working with children and young people and also from being a grandmother of 7, and will likely appeal to grandparents as much as it will to children. Louise has also written several short stories, two of which are about to be published in local anthologies.

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