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A Very Important Teapot

Book 1 in the Dawson and Lucy Series

Dawson is the unlikeliest MI6 spy you’ll ever meet. Good thing he has the lethally competent Lucy Smith for company. 

From important teapots to vengeful assassins to international conspiracies, is there any escapade that Dawson can’t stumble into or any that Lucy can’t rescue him from? Find out in the funniest spy thriller series you’ll ever read.

A curiously magical thriller with suburban subterfuge and sparkle.

Helen Lederer, comedy author, actress and founder of the Comedy Women in Print Prize 

This is a thriller, a chase, a buddy story, a mystery [...] all smoothly told with hugely engaging characters, and rips along at a hectic pace.

Adrian Magson, author of Hostile State 

My goodness! What a hilarious, energetic and entertaining roller-coaster of a read this is. The pace never lets up.

Sue Clark, author of Note to Boy

Lots of laugh out loud moments in this fast paced adventure along Australia's deserted highways and byways with the down-to-earth and entirely endearing Dawson meeting a James Bond style cast of characters and somehow managing to narrowly avoid disaster. A perfect fun read.

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A Very Important Teapot


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268 Pages





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Dawson's life is going nowhere. Out of work and nearly out of money, he is forlornly pursuing the love of Rachel Whyte. But Rachel is engaged to Pat Bootle, an apparently successful local solicitor who has appeared from nowhere. 

Then, out of the blue, Dawson receives a job offer from his best friend, Alan Flannery, which involves him jumping on a plane to Australia to "await further instructions". But instructions about what? 

This is the start of a frantic chase around south eastern Australia with half the local underworld, the police and the intelligence agencies of three countries trying to catch up with Dawson. 

What is Flannery's game? 

Why has Pat Bootle turned up in Australia? 

Who is the beautiful but mysterious Lucy Smith? 

What is the teapot's secret? 

What has folk music got to do with anything? 

And how do guns actually work? 

Dawson's life will never be the same again.

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