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The Punch and Judy Girl Sheila Newberry BLOG TOUR

May 14, 2017

The Punch and Judy Girl by Sheila Newberry

Published by  Zaffre in paperback on 4th May 2017


Suffolk, 1925.

After the death of her father, a much loved Punch and Judy man, May Moon packs her bags and moves to the seaside in the hope of continuing his legacy.

Already tasked with looking after her younger sister, May little imagines her summer will grow tougher still. Her long absent mother has finally returned and with an agenda all of her own.

But as May struggles to balance her family’s competing demands and honour her father’s legacy she ‘s surprised to discover her passion for performing grows ever stronger.

As the world around her begins to change, might she finally be able to find a dream of her own?


I loved reading this fresh fascinating story. May’s father suffered chronic congestion a condition that plagued him since he was gassed in the trenches during the Great War.

Carmen his wife toured with the dancers to entertain the troops.

May used to help Jim her father refurbished all the puppets.

After her fathers death May packs her bags and moves to the seaside in hope to continue the puppet show.

Fans of Katie Flynn and Sheila Jeffries will enjoy Sheila Newberry. The Punch and Judy Girl is a heart warming new summer read.

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Sheila Newberry was born in Suffolk and spent a lot of time there both before and during the war. She wrote her first book before she was ten all sixty pages of it in purple ink.



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