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The Fib, The Swap, The Trick and Other Stories

The Fib, The Swap, The Trick and Other Stories

Published: 4 Jun 2015

Paperback / softback, 480 pages

Recommended for age 9+ and 11+

By George Layton

Published by Pan Macmillan

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In The Fib, The Swap and The Trick, George Layton's collections of short stories evoke a nostalgic, atmospheric view of growing up in the 1950s. Now published together for the first time as a bind-up The coach started to move off. I felt frightened.

All these weeks, looking forward to it, and now I didn't want to go. Please, Mum, let me go home. She was running alongside, waving her hanky and crying .

. . He'd nagged his mother for weeks to let him go on the school exchange, swapping his home in the backstreets of a northern town for a posh house in London.

With a proper family. With a dad. But now it was all going wrong .