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Austin knew the stories of magical creatures as well as anyone. 'Knockers' were grubby trolls that stand about two feet high, they wear old miners boots and tatty waistcoats and live on the pasty crusts that miners leave behind. The 'Pixies' were very different, small and could fit in a mans hand, always busy, thinking themselves better than anyone and enjoyed playing pran ...more
Paperback, 74 pages
Published November 3rd 2015 by Clink Street Publishing
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Felicity Terry
Feb 02, 2016 rated it liked it
An enjoyable and imaginative read alas slightly marred by the need of a good proof reader and/or editor as I'm afraid there were quite a lot of spelling errors.

Mixing the magical world of Knockers and Pixies with the factual - I loved the mention of 'half eaten pasties with blackberries at one end and meat and potato at the other' which is of course how Cornish miners traditionally ate their pasties.

A fun little story (the first of what I believe is five adventures) with characters with wonderf
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Valerie
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read this delightful Goodreads giveaway tale to my eight year old niece and we both loved it. The descriptive language creates a really exciting story full of excitement and humour and I'm sure she will read it on her own and enjoy it all over again. An unusual story that certainly deserves to be a success!
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Born in Newquay Cornwall, Karen M Hoyle has written since the age of 11 when her first poem was published. Having also developed television scripts and a career in Marketing, Karen made sure writing was always at the centre of her life. ‘The Rescue of The Dweeble Stone’ was first drafted in 2004 and was put to one side for editing, finally eleven years later in 2015 the book has been brought back ...more

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