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All His Own Hair

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Ferne Tollivera is on a mission. Now that Sparrow, her ward, has reached nine years of age, she reckons he needs a male role model in his life. With typical efficiency she sets about finding a father-figure by drawing up a series of checklists for each candidate, and following a strict protocol for interviewing them.

So far, all the contenders have failed miserably to get e
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Kindle Edition, 324 pages
Published (first published September 25th 2011)
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Laurie Grove
Jun 23, 2012 Laurie Grove rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the book for two reasons.
One: It was a refreshing escape into what I felt was a glimpse into the quirky and foreign world of the Brits. At every turn, the voice of the author had me pondering the odd turn of phrases and lingo, which for me, added a wonderful richness to the story. I read to unwind, escape, and be entertained with a good story-- and that's what I got.
Two: I also enjoyed the fact that in the beginning, I found myself wholeheartedly agreeing with Ferne's neurotic a
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Karen (Kew)
Jul 10, 2012 Karen (Kew) rated it it was amazing
This is a very different type of read to Susan Alison's other book, White Lies and Custard Creams. This is more serious and deals with a family (mother and daughters) escaping from an abusive relationship. I have known of women who are in a similar situation and felt that the subject was well-handled. It also shows the insecurities and problems that affect children born into such a family. This isn't a miserable book though. It still has romance and humour in the story. It is an inspiring tale s ...more
Tracey
Oct 08, 2011 Tracey rated it it was amazing
Loved this book even more than Susan Alisons first book (White lies and custard creams) All His Own Hair still has the hunour and romance of the first book but with added layers making it a more engrossing read. I loved it, can't wait for the authors next book!
Penny Grubb
Oct 08, 2011 Penny Grubb rated it it was amazing
I love a light fast read that skips along. Susan Alison has a unique quirky style that makes it hard to fence her books in as regards genre. Light romantic comedy about the nearest, I guess.
Chris
Aug 07, 2013 Chris rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2013
brilliant book
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fabulous book, I loved reading this. x
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Susan Alison paints pictures and writes stories for a living, and her cafetiere is always hot.

Dogs tend to enter into the pictures, and the prose, quite a lot, Susan living under the paw as she does.

Monty and Rosie (and Jeff-Dog now too) are her Border Collies - they keep an eye on her artwork to make sure she keeps earning kibble, and every now and they they round it up and post it to her artwork
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