My Mate's as 'Ard as Nails

 (My Obdurate Companion)

It was one of those days when you wake up feeling that something bad is going to happen you. Something you know you won’t be able to avoid. Freddy sensed it as soon as he woke up…

There are some days when nothing much seems to happen; there are other days when the school bullies decide that you’re going to be their favourite source of amusement, and you then find that your best friends have been kidnapped. Well, if that happens to you, there’s only one thing to do: take things in your stride and sort it all out.

My Mate’s as ’Ard as nails (My Obdurate Companion) is a humorous adventure story, which features bullying, blackmail, kidnapping and some evil bank robbers who aren’t afraid to do unspeakable things to anyone who gets in their way.

This book is aimed at young readers of secondary school age.

The text includes a glossary. This aims to provide a bridge to adult vocabulary for young readers.

Digital ISBN: 978-0-9927318-8-5

Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9927318-9-2

Here's part of a review for My Mate's as 'Ard as nails (My Obdurate Companion) from The Bookbag site: "... My Mate's as 'Ard as Nails is an irresistibly madcap story. It careers along at a breakneck pace and you're rooting for Freddy right from page one ... Underneath the adventure caper and all the jokes, there is a serious story here - all about friendship, loyalty, courage in the face of danger, and being true to yourself. It's great fun to read and it's empowering, too ..."

You can read the full review of this book on The Bookbag site.