Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Sixth Day of Christmas - A Butterfly from Kate Johnson

On the sixth day of Christmas a butterfly graces the RNA Tree courtesy of Kate Johnson...

To be honest, the butterfly is only a year old. I bought it at a Christmas market last year, where they had a whole upside down tree covered in brightly coloured gossamer butterflies. It was spectacular; but unfortunately my budget only ran to one pretty butterfly, who now has pride of place on top of the tree. We used to have a gold star, but that kept falling off and had to be lashed in place with a load of ribbons. Before that was an angel, which I believe I made fresh every year out of an old loo roll inner and a ping pong ball. On balance, I think the butterfly is more elegant, yes?

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The portal to an alternate world was the start of all her troubles
– or was it?

When Eve Carpenter lands with a splash in the Thames, it’s not the London or England she’s used to. No one has a telephone or knows what a computer is. England’s a third world country and Princess Di is still alive. But worst of all, everyone thinks Eve’s a spy.

Including Major Harker who has his own problems. His sworn enemy is looking for a promotion. The general wants him to undertake some ridiculous mission to capture a computer, which Harker vaguely envisions running wild somewhere in Yorkshire. Turns out the best person to help him is Eve.

She claims to be a popstar. Harker doesn’t know what a popstar is, although he suspects it’s a fancy foreign word for ‘spy’. Eve knows all about computers, and electricity. Eve is dangerous. There’s every possibility she’s mad.

And Harker is falling in love with her.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I love your butterfly on the top of your Christmas tree - very unusual. We've always had the same fairy/angel on the top of the tree.I don't know if Christmas (in our house) could exist with out sellotaping the first Christmas light in the chain onto the back of her head ;)

Happy New Year

I love the premise of your book.