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Being Light Helen Smith

Being Light By Helen Smith

Being Light by Helen Smith

Condition - Very Good
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A delightfully weird and funny novel that begins when a man floats off on a Bouncy Castle ...

Being Light Summary

Being Light by Helen Smith

A man floats off on a Bouncy Castle on a local hospital appeal Fun Day. He loses consciousness as he feels himself getting nearer to the sun and 'wakes up' in the arms of the beautiful and plump Sylvia Arrow, an ex-acrobat harbouring a stolen elephant. Roy's wife Sheila, devastated by his disappearance, becomes convinced that he's been abducted by aliens. Meanwhile in London an environmentalist called Jeremy, who wears a dress and smells of Nivea (and who turns out to be Sylvia's brother), is being followed by journalist Jane Memory, who is determined to get a better job and to bring his campaign to the attention of the world. All the characters in the book are connected to each other but it's only in the last scene that they come together: in a field, where Roy is poised to walk Sylvia's tightrope, because he thinks he's dead anyway.

About Helen Smith

Helen Smith writes novels, children's books, poetry and screenplays. She was attracted to writing as a career when, as a child poet, her rhyming iambic pentameters inspired lavish praise from her parents. In the long gap between this early recognition of her talents and publishing her first novel, Alison Wonderland, she and her daughter travelled together around the world. Now she lives in London.

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Being Light by Helen Smith
Used - Very Good
Orion Publishing Co
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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