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Title The New Season
Author Paul Hammond
Publisher Jenner Publications, Theberton, Suffolk, England
First published 2005
ISBN 0-9546633-1-4
Edition reviewed 2nd (2008)
Hardback/softback Softback
List price £8.95
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
19.4 x 13.0
Number of pages 256
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None None 5
Synopsis This second edition of The New Season has been re-edited and published in a larger format with a new, eye-catching cover.

Reverend Percival Peabody is a well-meaning, innocent, long-suffering, accident prone vicar rapidly approaching a mid-life crisis who has the unenviable task of tending to his wayward parish of Lower South-Borough. Any semblance of order falls by the wayside as his fondness for the quintessential pastime of bowling continually disrupts his well-balanced life with hilarious results.

Set against the backdrop of the village bowls club during a summer season, his patience, virtue and tolerance are tested to the limit by the rebellious members. It will take more than an act of God to thwart the villagers' mischief making, but he is determined to save their failing virtue.

Percy also owns a rather disturbed moggie which is always in the wrong place at the wrong time as he struggles to maintain his rapidly deteriorating sanity. Beyond any saving grace, Rollo the vicarage cat carves a path of wilful destruction at every opportunity, wreaking havoc to all of Percy's best laid plans.


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