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Julian Corkle is a Filthy Liar

Julian Corkle’s got small-screenability. His mother tells him he’ll be a star one day. ‘Twinkle, twinkle,’ she says.

Julian Corkle is a Filthy Liar is the ultimate feel-good novel, a book that will have the reader laughing out loud as it follows Julian’s bumpy journey through adolescence, blagging his way through school and a series of dead-end jobs, to find his ultimate calling as creator of ‘The Hog’.

Sherry Cracker Gets Normal

Meet Sherry Cracker: loner, obsessive note-taker and lover of tartan trousers.​ She works for thrifty, straight-talking Mr. Chin who runs a business buying used gold. One afternoon, Mr. Chin informs Sherry that she’s abnormal. He gives her £100 and a weekend in which to pull herself together and get normal. 

Packed to the gills with big characters and comical twists and turns, Sherry Cracker Gets Normal will have you pondering the meaning of life one moment and laughing uproariously the next.

Diane Connell wrote Julian Corkle is a Filthy Liar and Sherry Cracker Gets Normal under the name of D.J. Connell. The novels were published by HarperCollins, Editions Belfond and Rowohlt Verlag.