The Little Dog Laughed
Ennis Price, a bitter invalid, Sparky, a small dog with a big grudge and freakish psychic powers--these are the significant others in Regina Barbaria's joyless world. But the elderly schoolmarm's life changes when Ennis purchases a mobility scooter, a modern-day Tardis, a time-machine with the capability to restore youth for as long as the traveller remains in the past.Suspenseful, endearingly romantic and awash with social comedy, "The Little Dog Laughed" is a riotous tale of exuberant she-warriors, lustful legionnaires and delightful small animals with personalities all their own--close both to reality, and the secret world of our imaginations.
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There's a saying when one door closes a window opens and that's what it was like for Ann. When the newspaper where she worked closed, she turned her back on the city, and headed off to the Australian outback as a governess. The cattle station where she tutored three young girls was close to the Carnarvon tracking station built by NASA for the Gemini program. Wheels turned and she began writing a thriller about the International Space Station. Ann Massey is the author of three successful novels. Her books draw on different literary traditions. She calls them square-pegs because they don’t fit neatly into a specific genre slot. Her new release, The Little Dog Laughed is a whimsical historical fantasy set in Roman-occupied Briton. As a schoolgirl, Ann was a great fan of the Regency romances of Georgette Heyer, and it was inevitable that she would one day write a novel with a heroine disguised as a boy. Ann Holds a degree in teaching and currently teaches English literature. Outside of teaching she worked in the newspaper industry as a sub-editor and marketing manager. She won the prestigious INMA marketing award in 1986. After living in England and Borneo, she now resides in the seaside suburb of Quinns Rocks in Western Australia.Review:
Some excerpts of reviews published on Amazon.com "It's not often you get to learn stuff and be totally entertained at the same time. " "In short, this book is an amazing feat of creativity and imagination. I would challenge anyone to read it and not be profoundly moved by it. And entertained! What more could a reader possibly ask for?" "This book has humor, romance, history and violence all rolled up into one incredible tale. It's an easy, very enjoyable, fun read. Highly recommended." " I was dazzled by Ann Massey's repertoire of wit, irony and outright comedy in this time travel story of Reggie and Ennis, and their intrepid dog Sparky."
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Book Description HPEditions, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M099432409X