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Your Friend Forever

By Zena Barrie

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A novel in letters – from 12 year old Maud (and 42 year old Maud) to her favourite pop star

Publication date: April 2021
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About the book

1981
We meet Maud, a lonely confused 12-year-old girl living on an estate in Preston with her dysfunctional parents and her elder brother.

As Maud’s family fall apart at the seams she reaches out to her favourite pop star Tom Harding of punk rock band Horsefly, the only person she thinks will understand everything she is going through and who might just have the answers to her many, many questions.

2011
We find Tom Harding at the beginning of a campaign trail for his new solo single but his manager doesn’t have Tom’s best interests at heart and the stunts he’s asked to pull to get publicity become more and more bleak.

Meanwhile Maud is 20 years into a marriage that has become miserable.

She gets some good news though, her best friend’s husbands friend has just fitted Tom Harding’s new stair carpet and Tom’s email address is passed on to Maud.

So once again, after 30 years, Maud begins to write to Tom

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