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Flake

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Graphic Novels, Manga & Comics, Graphic Novels & Graphic Non-Fiction
Hardback Published on: 02/04/2020
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Flake
Just Lovely
Nothing more British. A really charming story of a hapless, crossword puzzle loving ice-ceam van man drawn in to a war for his "patch". Alan Bennet as draw... READ MORE
Nessa Urquhart
Flake
Choc-ice full of Northern nostalgia
Full disclosure...this is the first graphic novel I’ve read and I’m so glad I’ve ventured into this genre. A truly charming, funny and whimsical story abou... READ MORE
Gemma Hudson
Flake
Charming and Witty
This really is fantastic. Well worthy of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Comic Fiction Prize. Superbly witty, and wonderfully charming, this story is upli... READ MORE
Kirsten Hamilton
Flake
Scooptastic!
As someone who lives in a seaside town, I loved the idea of Flake, a graphic novel about rival icecream sellers. The illustrations are adorable, the sto... READ MORE
Stephanie Llandudno

Synopsis

Winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction 2020 A stunning first graphic novel by a Cape/Comica/Observer graphic short story competition winner - a tale of a skirmish in the ice-cream wars that is worthy of Alan Bennett. In the small seaside town of Dobbiston, Howard sells ice creams from his van, just like his father before him. But when he notices a downturn in trade, he soon realises its cause: Tony Augustus, Howard's half-brother, whose ice-cream empire is expanding all over the North-West... Flake, Matthew Dooley's debut graphic novel, tells of how this epic battle turns out, and how Howard - helped by the Dobbiston Mountain Rescue team - overcomes every obstacle and triumphs in the end.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781787330580
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Weight: 719g
  • Dimensions: 248 x 176 x 23 mm

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Flake
Great fun
This proved to be a most enjoyable read : it is sufficiently full of British silliness to be very entertaining, and is written in reasonably lengthy chapte... READ MORE
Hugh Bebb