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Glitter Buckets
& Spades

Step into the comic seaside town of Dawlish and meet Oscar Ockham – a regular guy with a not-so-regular life. When a simple burglary threatens his beloved magic and clown accessories shop, Oscar and his oddball friends find themselves facing off against a shadowy government organization in a fight for justice that’s more dangerous and thrilling than they ever imagined.

Full of quirky characters, witty banter, and surprising twists, ‘Glitter Buckets & Spades’ is a hilarious must-read for anyone who loves a good adventure. Join Oscar and his friends on their journey to save their town and themselves in this delightful tale of magic, friendship, and standing up for what’s right.

Looking for a taster? Read Prologue and Chapter 1 in full here, right now.

What’s the story?

🎩✨ Meet Oscar Ockham, a happy-go-lucky magician, quirky shop owner, and the protagonist of the thrilling and comedic tale, “Glitter Buckets & Spades”!

🏡 Facing the challenge of a lifetime, Oscar must rally his odd bunch of neighbours to save their beloved seaside street from the ominous government project, Site B:

🔸 Maisy, his loving girlfriend who has little time for almost anyone else

🔸 Dot Argus, the shop neighbour fighting Site B alongside Oscar

🔸 Joe King, a famous magician and an “it’s complicated” friend

🔸 Pete Raskill, the hilarious job-hopper

📚 Dive into a world filled with comedy, magic, and action, reminiscent of Neil Gaiman, Douglas Adams, and Terry Pratchett. From perilous journeys through neighbours’ attics to pub quizzes gone awry, “Glitter Buckets & Spades” will keep you on the edge of your seat!

🌟 Don’t miss this unforgettable adventure. Pre-order your copy today!

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Wouldn't you know it?

I'm just your usual, run of the mill British novel writer with a deep passion for his craft. I revel in comedy writing, and am probably best known for the satire websites The Spoof and Laughsend which I founded, wrote for, and edited for many years. My satirical horoscopes continue to be published globally on multiple guest platforms. Although I'm not entirely convinced this is worth boasting about.

I live in the south of England, and I am proud to present my distinctly comic novel GLITTER BUCKETS & SPADES. You'll enjoy it. Promise.

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