Ellie Booton's Journal, No. 3 is here!


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The Abandoned Rule Book
Ellie Booton's Journal, No. 3

The royalty from this book is donated to Congo Children Trust, a UK registered charity which runs Kimbilio, a sanctuary for vulnerable children in DR Congo, who often end up working on the streets, or in cobalt mines.


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Ellie’s parents swan off to America for the summer leaving her with a fat rule book and her big brother, Eddie, who stinks. Not a good start to the holidays, really.

Relationships are unsettled and something odd is happening at the Little Egret Hotel. At a time when Ellie feels abandoned and in need of some sound advice, she just can’t bring herself to consult the rule book. Fifty rules! They’ll crush her!

A storm is brewing and leads to a moment when Ellie sees something that changes everything.

Ellie journals her strange summer where rules don’t seem to apply and life can hang on a decision.

If you haven't read Ellie Booton's Journals before, let me introduce you. Ellie is now twelve years old, sandwiched between two brothers: twenty-something Eddie, and Fin, a sticky toddler. Ellie's the middle kid occupying a pretty vague and lonely space. Her dad is a writer - preoccupied and self doubting, while her multi-talented mum, quietly wages a battle against depression. They all live with Grandma, who wisely fills the gaps in Ellie's life with sensitive attention. Life is, of course, pretty tricky. Thank goodness for true friends.

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Burdock House (October 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-09930984-5-1
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