Can't Catch Me!




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What is Can't Catch Me about?

Hattie, Charlie and Joel met as students in the late sixties.

Charlie the actor and gifted clown, Joel the Rabbi in training, and Hattie the dazzling pianist and fiery socialist feminist. Out of their strange friendship they formed a band, and (without really trying) became famous.

The novel begins in 2003, as they meet again to write and rewrite their history, and their love for each other.

They have many stories, which chime and intertwine: but what the stories tell are simple truths about love and friendship, comrades and kindness, memory and mystery, living and dying.

"When you find the love that can go through fire, stick to it. Stick to it all your life."



How can you get a copy?

There are five ways:

1. You can buy a copy from us when you see us (£10).

2. You can order a copy from us and we'll put it in the post to you (£10 plus £3 postage and packing in the UK; £10 plus £6 postage and packing to the USA). If you'd like us to send one as a present to someone else, we're happy to do that. It will be packaged in eco-friendly tissue paper (within a jiffy bag), and there'll be a card enclosed (a photo of prayer flags from Tom's photo/poem blog). Just tell us what you want us to write on it, and we'll be pleased to do so.

Address: Deirdre Burton ~ 128d Oxford Road ~ Moseley ~ Birmingham B13 9SH ~ UK

Please make cheques payable to 'Strange Shadows'.

3. You can order it from Amazon.

5. You can buy a copy from BondsBooks in Harborne High Street - a wonderfully friendly and welcoming place and the only independent bookstore in Birmingham.

6. You can download a copy for free, by clicking on this (pdf) link.


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