The Crown Crescent Chronicles

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A humorous account of the quirky antics of the tenants at 48 Crown Crescent. There is a gun loving husband who upsets the neighbourhood; a small time corner-cutting electrician who barely escapes with his life when he is hunted by thugs; feuding hair stylists ; an eccentric parrot owner who rides around on a moped and many other zany characters. More
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About Guy Bullock

Guy Bullock is a former magazine deputy editor and writer, who has also worked as a newspaper reporter and sub-editor on South African publications..He has published several books for children, illustrated in colour by Tao and Amber Bullock. They are: Amber's Moonlight Adventure (for girls aged five to eight), Tao's Magic Tricks (girls eight to twelve). Tao herself (aged 13)has published (and illustrated) her own book, The Wicked Witch of Dark Castle.

Guy has also written a humourous book for all ages, The Crown Crescent Chronicles, about his experiences as a landlord. All the above can be downloaded free from Smashwords, Kobo,Itunes, Nook,Scribd,Bibliotasdtic, Obooko, Goodreads and many other free book sites.

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Review by: Julia Symons on Dec. 14, 2017 :
Audrey Driscoll's review (in Goodreads)

This is a funny little book. It's a series of loosely connected anecdotes featuring the residents in a fictitious street in an unnamed place. At first I thought the setting was the UK, but references to banana growing and feral monkeys suggest otherwise. Situations arise, generally involving some sort of dishonesty, corner-cutting, minor fraud, and interpersonal ructions. Individual threads interweave, featuring different characters -- the crooked electrician with a drinking problem, the feuding hairdressers, the parrot-owning eccentric who works in a bookshop, and the relatively normal family. The narratives are straightforward and unadorned, although there is evidence of understated humour. My first impression was "ah-oh this might be kind of boring," but the anecdotes have a strangely engaging quality. I found myself wondering how the the various awkward situations and conflicts would play out, which meant I kept reading. I recommend this book for anyone who wants and undemanding read and a amusing diversion.
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