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Ian Hocking’s Proper Job
’99: A big rock called the Moon is about to move in front of the sun. On Earth – in Cornwall – Andy Carrick is trying to hold down a summer job before leaving for university.
The crimp in Andy’s plan arrives in breathtaking form: Penelope Brown, heiress to the Brown’s Ice-Cream empire. Before long, Andy finds himself in the surprisingly dangerous role of ice-cream man.
To reach university unscathed, he’ll need to cope with his best friend Doogie, who might have taken a shine to Penelope, and his new boss, Big Jeff, whose belly shakes like a bowl full of jelly when he screams, “You’m fired!” And then there’s Old Boy, whose name no one can remember.
Proper Job is a novel about a boy, a girl, long queues, dangerous driving, CB language, the dark art of magazine inserts, Alaskan malamutes, and a total eclipse of the sun. Beach-time reading will never be the same again.
Praise for Ian Hocking’s Proper Job:
“Like Spike Milligan, but in a good way” – Mil Millington (author of Things My Girlfriend And I Have Argued About)