Think there's more to life than wizards, dragons, smartphones and computer games? Looking for a down-to-earth story about everyday magical twists and turns? THE FAR END OF THE PARK explores a year of turmoil, revelation, and change in the life of Jude Henley turning sixteen while "stranded" in a ramshackle place for summer tourists. He would never have guessed that bearing down on him in these silent surroundings would be bullies, storm and fire, his picture on the front page of the local newspaper, and a message from a dead man. What Jude dreaded as a boring year turns out to be a time of conflict and discovery, of guesswork and coming of age. Jude is the sort who likes to stay in the background, as he puts it, "never first, never last, somewhere in the middle of the pack, in the middle of the classroom, in the middle of the alphabet." THE FAR END OF THE PARK will change all that without wizardry and magic wands. From now on, you'll remember Jude, and Jude will never forget the far end of the park.
Used availability for James Casper's The Far End of the Park
August 2011 : UK Hardback
November 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition