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The Tonic

The Tonic [Kindle Edition]

Beverley Carter
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Product Description

A generations old natural remedy that seems to cure old age, a pharmaceutical giant that wants to produce it and a stubborn elderly lady who’s caught in the middle. Tradition clashes with technology, generosity with greed and nature with science.

Surely the pharmaceutical company with win this battle of wills? They might do - if only they can identify those mysterious ingredients.

Or maybe there’ something that’s bigger than both of them…

This novella is 22,345 words long (58 A4 pages of 12 pt text).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 198 KB
  • Print Length: 90 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007DXKCY6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #114,384 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Beverley Carter was born in Hertford, England. After a few years working as a secretary and office manager, she retrained to work in health and safety. The insights into human behaviour she gained, particularly whilst investigating accidents, have proved invaluable for creating believable characters, gripping plots and complicated motives.

Beverley writes original, cosy mysteries in an accessible writing style. Her characters are often ordinary people, such as your next door neighbour, your boss, the old lady down the road with a Jack Russell terrier, or even perhaps, you.

'My headmaster at junior school used to end assembly every morning with the words: "Treat everybody as you would like to be treated yourself." If everyone followed this simple rule, it wouldn't leave me very much to write about!'

Twitter: @B_Carter_Writer

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful tale with a twist 21 May 2012
By Kew
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I very much enjoyed reading this novella about a big pharmaceutical company battling against a 96 year old lady in the hopes that the recipe for her tonic will make them some big money. I found the story to be well-written and fast paced; it was a gripping read. The characters were very likeable and I loved the twist to the ending.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable novella :) 4 May 2012
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A great novella, with lovely characters and a good plot. The whole medicine/pharmacy thing has made it really interesting, but it was kept easy and straightforward (politics can become rather complicated sometimes in this field). Characters are very likeable, I wanted Rose to be my granny ! The end was totally inexpected, and while all of it is fiction, the whole story is very believable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful read 7 May 2012
By Scorpio
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A joy to read. Recommended without any qualms it won't be enjoyed. Sure to delight the most hardened reader. Beverley Carter is a new author to me but I shall definitly read more from her.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A lovely novella 4 May 2012
By emzibah
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I really liked this novella. It is a great concept and I really enjoyed the characters, particularly Rose. A very easy read with a very interesting plot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great little story 4 May 2012
By Alex
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Just finished this book, really enjoyed it.

The story is very simple with goodies and badies (large company vs an old lady). The characters are all very strong and the ending is not totally what I was expecting.

Want to say more but can't as it would sort of spoil the story. All I can say is that its really worth a read.

Great book to read over a few cups of coffee on the sofa on a cold winter night.

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