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Beauty Cookson is no beauty. She's a plain, timid girl who constantly feels inferior to the super-confident, snooty girls at school. Worse than the teasing in the playground, though, is the unpredictable, hurtful criticism from her father. Beauty and her meek, sweet mother live in uneasy fear of his fierce rages, sparked whenever they break one of his fussy house rules.

Eventually, after an unbearable birthday party and the very real threat of Dad's out-of-control temper, Mum and Beauty run away. Finding themselves in a quiet, idyllic seaside village, their new-found freedom and a moment of culinary inspiration give them a hobby, an income and even a new nickname for Beauty. Can they begin a happier, sweeter life - without Dad?

A charming, page-turning and heart-warming story from this beloved author.

Publisher: London : Corgi, 2009
ISBN: 9781407048802
1407048805
Characteristics: 1 online resource (319 p.) :,ill
Additional Contributors: Sharratt, Nick

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Yellow_Dog_501
Feb 13, 2014

I found this book to be totally unsuitable for any child. Not only does it contain explicit language, but it also has graphic scenes of abuse. I was sorely disappointed in this book and the author.

BPLNextBestKids Feb 15, 2012

Beauty Cookson hates her name because she insists it doesn't fit someone as plain and awkward as she is. Her father rules the house and everyone in it. He constantly ridicules Beauty's mother. One day he does something so awful that both mother and daughter flee the house. They accidentally end up in Rabbit Cove where they find a place to live but how will Beauty's mother ever find a job that she can do? Reviewed by BPL volunteer LS

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lovatic55
Nov 11, 2011

I really liked this book! It was really good!

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