Exmouth teenager Alice publishes second book on her 14th birthday
PUBLISHED: 17:00 22 September 2020
An Exmouth teenager celebrated her 14th birthday by publishing her second novel.
Exmouth Community College pupil Alice Henderson’s latest book – The Funambulist – is a heart-warming children’s adventure story following the fortunes of teenage tightrope walker Annie McAllen.
It is a story of courage and friendship, love and loss, aimed at young readers aged between nine and 13.
Alice said: “The storyline came to me in a Latin lesson, when I learned the word fūnambulus, meaning a ‘tightrope walker’.”
As the story unfolds, readers will discover how the heroine, Annie, is part of a travelling show until a daring stunt goes horribly wrong.
She’s knocked unconscious and drifts downstream into the world of a travelling gipsy community.
The story follows the twists and turns of her journey home.
Alice has enjoyed writing as long as she can remember, but only published her first full-length novel, The Children of Wheal Withen, in November last year.
Both her books are available from Amazon in paperback or Kindle versions.
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