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Wonderboy / Fiona Gibson.

By: Gibson, Fiona.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Flame, 2004Description: 324 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0340829060 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Country life -- Fiction | Urban-rural migration -- FictionGenre/Form: Humorous fiction.DDC classification: 823.92
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Ro and Marcus have swapped London life for a cottage in a country village. While Marcus loves their new surroundings, 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 allows his garden to grow wild, Marcus is determined that he won't threaten the 'best kept village' status. 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 downshifting 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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Rowena Skews isn't thrilled with the idea of leaving her London home for a house in the country, but her husband, Marcus, is convinced their young son, Tod, will fare better there. Five-year-old Tod is clever and observant but doesn't socialize well, so Ro hopes that he'll have more friends at one of the country schools. But when Ro and her family arrive at Gorby Cottage, she finds it's going to need a lot of work to look presentable. Ro also hoped the move would bring her and Marcus closer, but her handsome husband seems more distant than ever. When Ro hears him murmur the name Sarah in his sleep, she begins to fear he is being unfaithful to her. And Ro herself is drawn to her sexy next-door neighbor, Joe, who helps her out when her car breaks down. Young mothers facing suburban life for the first time will especially enjoy reading about Ro's attempts to adjust to life outside of the big city. --Kristine Huntley Copyright 2005 Booklist