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Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 Peregrine Merritt
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  • Originally published by Pan; final volume published by Mammoth, which republished the first two volumes at the same time.


y separately published work icon Voices in the Wash-House Jocelyn Harewood , Sydney : Pan , 1990 Z372540 1990 single work novel young adult humour

'Peregrine is bedded down in the wash-house with a broken leg so his mate rigs up microphones through the house. But he’s not prepared for the sorts of things he hears about his family.

'It’s his sisters talking about you know what, his young brother mumbling away, and the local cop chatting up his mother. But the worst thing is when they decide he needs a bath. This is a novel for teenagers, or anyone who lives with teenagers, that will make you laugh out loud.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

y separately published work icon Movement on the Sofa Jocelyn Harewood , Sydney : Pan , 1991 Z543695 1991 single work novel young adult humour

'A teenager doesn’t get it easy you know: a girlfriend after his body, a mate kicked out of home and a pup with a broken leg. No wonder Peregrine can’t find a minute to get his act together.

'But when his mother gets on with the local cop and then things go seriously wrong in the household, the lad realises he can’t just be a blob on the sofa. It’s another episode in the life of the only slightly crazy Merritts; an irresistible sequel to Voices in the Wash-House.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

y separately published work icon Stepping on Mussels Jocelyn Harewood , Port Melbourne : Mammoth , 1995 Z187638 1995 single work novel young adult

'Peregrine can’t explain it: his boss sacks him, his girlfriend is furious with him, his mother’s sending him to Paris. But Paris will be one cool adventure. The third book in this hilarious series.

'It’s fortunate the women in France are so gorgeous. It could help a man forget his worries: Peregrine’s making another attempt to grow up and meantime he’s learning about life and love but it just never gets any easier. It’s just lucky he speaks French, NES SI PAR.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Pan ; Mammoth , 1990-1995 .
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