Frank Derrick's Holiday of A Lifetime

 
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Frank Derrick is eighty-two. He lives with his cat, Bill, in a cluttered flat in the typically English seaside town of Fullwind-on-Sea. Every morning Frank is wakened by aeroplanes passing overhead on the way to far more exciting destinations, leaving him behind to spend another day searching for giraffe figurines in the charity shop to add to what was already Britain's 'fourth largest mantelpiece zoo '. When Frank receives a telephone call from his daughter Beth informing him that her life is falling apart on the other side of the Atlantic, Frank is determined to go to her rescue. After and an unexpected and timely change in fortune he buys a plane ticket and leaves the monotony of his life behind to visit his beloved family in America. Deftly navigating the obstacle course provided by airport security checks and suitcases on wheels, and after surviving his first long-distance flight, Frank arrives in LA dressed in an appropriately bright tourist shirt, ready to embrace everything Hollywood has to offer. This is his opportunity for the holiday of a life time. While taking in the sights, Frank joins forces with his feisty granddaughter Laura and together they begin work on The Reunion Project in an attempt to bring some happiness back into Beth's life.

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Born in London ages ago to his two parents, Frank and Jenny, J.B. Morrison is a musician and already the author of three novels - Storage Stories, Driving Jarvis Ham and The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81. Goodnight Jim Bob is an autobiographical account of his ten years as singer with punk-pop band Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine. With Carter USM J. B. Morrison had 14 top 40 singles and a number one album. He played all over the world and headlined Glastonbury. 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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'Seriously heart-warming' * Easyjet Traveller magazine * 'Quirky, funny and uplifting experience' * Candis magazine * 'Set to be a cult hit this summer, we recommend this warm and very funny read' * Stylist * 'Reminds you to grab hold of life and make sure you take all chances with both hands' * Sam's Book Corner * 'Fantastic, a truly one of a kind novel' * Becca's Books * 'An enjoyable, funny and moving read' * From First Page to Last * 'I was hooked on the novel and couldn't put it down' * Erin's Choice * 'One of those books you just don't want to put down' * Portobello Bookblog *

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