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|Posté le: Lun 26 Juin - 21:07 (2017) Sujet du message: Games People Play Jane Coombs
Set in a neglected farmhouse the Wedlock family love playing games and have hoarded loads over the years. At night, or when no one is looking the characters come to life and play their own games which end every year with a prize for the highest scorer in the Games League Table. The Conflict The Chess Set, Cluedo, Monopoly and Scrabble are in charge, although Scrabble has lost its ability to speak and can only spell out conversations now. Over the years, the games have enjoyed a comfortable way of life, that is until the evil iPad with his friends the Xbox and Wii challenge all their values, and try to get rid of the competition. Scarlett, a misfit, sees the problems and tries to rouse the games to action because with Christmas coming they are sure to be pushed further back into the tallboy or maybe even sent to the Charity Shop. But do they listen? The game troubles are echoed by the Wedlock family, who are gradually moving further and further away from each other as redundancy, work pressures, old age, bereavement and everyday family life tear them apart. How can Scarlet help the Wedlocks when she can’t even rouse her own Cluedo companions? Join me in exploring the nostalgia of a gentler time through the eyes of your favourite characters. Dance with the Mastermind pegs and laugh at the Domino’s who always manage a mischievous domino run even on the most serious of occasions; above all, see how technology and change impacts on society now and what we can do to embrace the new yet revere the old ways.
bound: 590 pages
publisher: Working Welly Publishing (April 10, 2017)
isbn: 0995792402, 978-0995792401,
weight: 1.6 pounds (