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Frank Derrick is 81. And he's just been run over by a milk float. It was tough enough to fill the hours of the day when he was active. But now he's broken his arm and fractured his foot, it looks set to be a very long few weeks ahead. Frank lives with his cat Bill (which made more sense before Ben died) in the typically British town of Fullwind-on-Sea. He watches DVDs, spends his money frivolously at the local charity shop, and desperately tries to avoid cold callers continually knocking on his door. Then a breath of fresh air comes into his life in the form of Kelly Christmas, home help. With her little blue car and appalling parking, her cheerful resilience and ability to laugh at his jokes, Kelly changes Frank's extra ordinary life. She reminds him that there is a world beyond the four walls of his flat and that adventures, however small, come to people of all ages. Frank and Kelly's story is sad and funny, moving, familiar, uplifting. It is a small and perfect look at a life neither remarkable nor disastrous, but completely extraordinary nonetheless. For fans of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81 by J. B. Morrison is a quirky, life-affirming story that has enormous appeal. And it's guaranteed to make you laugh.

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J.B. Morrison is a musician and the author of two novels, Storage Stories and Driving Jarvis Ham. Goodnight Jim Bob is an autobiographical account of his 10 years as singer with punk-pop band Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine. J.B. Morrison had 14 top 40 singles and a number one album. He's also made a ton of solo albums and written the screenplay for a film. Plus he was in a musical, in 2010 at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Warm and funny, this book will leave you with a satisfied smile Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg, bestselling author of The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules If you want a novel with some laugh out loud lines and a truly endearing central character, look no further -- frannyandperks The novel rescues the elderly for us, paints them as just older versions of ourselves, with the same anchors in shared popular culture and the same wish to be interested, involved, inspired -- Lloyd Shepherd A book that made me laugh out loud Fluffyowlsadventure Frank's story is not only very funny, it's touching and warm too. J B Morrison has a way with words that draws the reader in so completely, and Frank becomes the centre of your world randomthingsthroughmyletterbox Warm and funny, this book will leave you with a satisfied smile Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg, bestselling author of The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules If you want a novel with some laugh out loud lines and a truly endearing central character, look no further -- frannyandperks The novel rescues the elderly for us, paints them as just older versions of ourselves, with the same anchors in shared popular culture and the same wish to be interested, involved, inspired -- Lloyd Shepherd Frank's story is not only very funny, it's touching and warm too. J B Morrison has a way with words that draws the reader in so completely, and Frank becomes the centre of your world randomthingsthroughmyletterbox

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