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    The Considine Curse – Gareth P Jones

    “The snow seemed so clean and white form the aeroplance window but underfoot it is grey and slushy. It soaks through the thin material of my trainers and seeps into my socks. When I grumble about my feet, Mum claims she told me to wear sensible shoes but I only remember her saying to wrap up warmly.” When Mariel finds her mum crying following a telephone call its clear that her mum hasn’t always been truly honest with her. Her grandmother has died but into the picture has come five uncles that Mariel never even knew about. She and her mother travel back to England from Australia and Mariel meets…