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Lizard by Leonore Schick


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Eliza Young has a lower leg that has got scales on it like a lizard. Not really alarmed by this, in fact positively embracing this strange new portion of her leg, Eliza takes a job with a family as an au pair and travels abroad with them. A quirky story about growing up, making friendships and learning about oneself.


Lizard by Leonore Schick


Eliza Young’s leg has acquired a scaly mutation. She travels to an island to work as an au pair, but finds herself trespassing on a reptilian civilisation. Lizard follows her bizarre and engrossing struggle to adapt to the changes in her leg and her life.

Schick has created a lively and refreshing novella, with enchanting dialogues between thought and speech, reality and make-believe, the magic of childhood and the sobriety of getting older; a joy for anyone who has been, or is, reluctant to grow up.

About the Author

Leonore Schick was born in France in 1988 and studies at Oxford University. This is her first published work. She is a liar, an actor, a dissimulator and an excuse and uses these traits to maximum benefit in writing.

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Publication date

1st October 2008


Leonore Schick

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Roastbooks Ltd




Literary Fiction



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