An extract from ‘Elizabeth Clansham,’ posted on LE Fitzpatrick’s Limelight Literature blog:
Here’s an exclusive from Contemporary Woman’s novel Elizabeth Clansham by Catherine E Chapman and this book is free for the next few weeks so don’t forget if you like it download it now!
Browsing pulses in the tinned-foods aisle, thinking that a chilli would be a good pick-me-up for him and a peace offering to Dorothy, Angus became aware of a small, fair-haired girl watching him intently.
She stood at the end of his trolley, her head barely visible above it, but the bright red coat she wore barring him from going any further without acknowledging her. ‘Hullo,’ she said. ‘My name’s Lauren. What’s yours?’
‘Angus,’ he replied. ‘Did your mammy never tell you, you shouldn’t speak to strangers.’
‘You’re not strange,’ she said.
‘You’re quite hairy.’
He laughed again. ‘Where’s your mammy, then?’
‘Frozen foods,’ said Lauren.
‘Shouldn’t you go and find her?’ Angus suggested.
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