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A Good Day for Jumping: When separate worlds collide... by [Spicer, Bev]
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"Justwhen you think you understand what's going on, there's a twist. I especiallyenjoyed the contrast of urban/suburban London with sun-drenched Greece. Bothlocales were drawn in fine detail--down to the flavors of the meals and thesmells in the alleyways."  TopAmazon reviewer
 
"'A Good Day for Jumping' is the third book I've read by this author. I had highexpectations and I wasn't disappointed. It's extremely well written with anintriguing plot and I particularly love the way the characters are developedlayer by layer as the story progresses."Amazon reviewer
 
"This clever story twists and turns, moving from Greece to London and backagain, and is full of surprises. The wonderfully well drawn character of JoyceShackleton will make you gasp."Amazon reviewer

From the Author

I spent two years living and working on the island of Crete and got to know the north coast around Rethymnon, which is the setting for a large part of the action in "A Good Day for Jumping".  I wanted to give a feeling of authenticity not only of place but also of the character of the people who live there.  Kookis and his family are fictional characters, but are based on my experience of the people I met and grew close to while I taught English at a private school near the park in Rethymnon.

Like all my writing, this story is character-driven.  One of my strongest female protagonists is Joyce Shackleton, who turns out to be full of surprises.  I enjoy building layers and, in Joyce, there are many, which are revealed little by little.

Not all of my characters are likeable; I write about real people, with real faults.  Stephen Firth is handsome and rich.  He is also confused.  Although we may think him egotistical and callous, he has difficult choices to make and is not in possession of all the facts.  I like to cut him a little slack, even if he is probably the villain of the piece.

Part of the action takes place in Afghanistan.  For this, I communicated with soldiers who had served there and who provided me with invaluable information and insights, so that Andy, my character, would have depth and credibility.

The cover design is Clifton Bridge in Bristol.  And the title is taken from a line spoken by one of my characters.  I can't give any more away than that.  Suffice it to say, that there is far more to the story than you would at first imagine.

Product details

  • File Size: 5378 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Publisher: B A Spicer (January 2, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 2, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ALIV3MA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,504,817 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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