Retribution!

ISBN 1-873203-64-0
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by Mike Jupp


A hilarious modern-day fairytale for older kids and grown-ups

Retribution is a hugely enjoyable comedy/fantasy that is guaranteed to have readers of all ages laughing out loud.

The plot involves a loutish lottery winner and a greedy estate agent, who combine forces to swindle a little old lady out of her seaside bungalow but get their comeuppance when the non-human residents of the house and garden take their revenge.

Here's what some readers have said...
"If you like fantasy, but set in the real world, if you like that warm feeling when the bad guy really gets what's coming to him, this a great book. A wonderful set of characters that really come alive. All the wit of Terry Pratchett, but with as much bite as Jaws. I don't know what this guy drinks, but mine's a pint! Can't wait for the follow-up."
"Tolkien goes to Bognor for a saucy weekend in the rockery! A hugely enjoyable trip to a magical garden on the Sussex coast where be fairies, elves, boggarts (who amount to far more than a hill of beans) allied against the Forces of Darkness - estate agents!
"The plot, which is full of dramas, comedy, wild excursions and foul villanies is set against a backdrop of ancient - and well researched - history, plus some very strange and unexplained happenings that form a fascinating preface. There's a great movie to be made here."
"Altogether an excellent, quirky and strangely unique book which I enjoyed from cover to cover." 
"Mike Jupp's imagination leads you into a world of goblins, elves and fairy folk in a quiet English town. I had no idea what went on at the bottom of the garden! The research into local history and legend has helped to make this fantasy story a most enjoyable read .... unless, of course, you happen to be an estate agent!"
"A book for all ages: a thoroughly enjoyable read, with original concepts linking past and present, fact and fantasy. Has been read and re-read by the whole family, from ageing father to 11 year old daughter. Recommended to all."

details softback | 300 pages text plus b/w illustrations
keywords humour | fiction