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Hodder & Stoughton, Nov 24, 2011 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Ro and Marcus have swapped London Life for a cottage in a peaceful country village. They want a safe, peaceful environment for their young son. At least, Marcus does. Secretly, Ro wonders how she'll cope with cowpats and snorting livestock.
What Marcus and Ro agree on is the fact that their son isn't like most boys of his age. Tod is obsessed with mazes. He designs them, dreams about them, demands to visit them.
When a newcomer threatens the 'best-kept' village status by allowing his garden to grow wild, Marcus starts a log of the lawn's height and condition. As the newcomer becomes the first friend her son has ever had, Ro is faced with a life-changing decision...
Wonderboy is a story about what happens when a couple downshifts to the country, with a child who is scared of any animal bigger than a hamster. Can marriage survive when a man buys his wife a hoe for her birthday? And is the countryside any place to bring up a kid?

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User Review  - paulmorriss - LibraryThing

This is a subtle book. The blurb on the front and back makes it sound more dramatic than it is. The plot is meandering rather than dramatic, yet very compelling. At the start it seems if everything is ... Read full review

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User Review  - miki - LibraryThing

Ro's husband has decided that they need to leave the big city and move out to the country, in large part because he thinks it will be better for their young son, whose odd social skills and obsession ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Fiona Gibson is a freelance journalist who has written for many publications including the Observer, the Guardian, Red and Marie Claire. She was previously the editor of More! magazine. She is the mother of three small children and lives in Lanarkshire. This is her second novel.

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