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White Lies and Custard Creams - A Romantic Comedy [Kindle Edition]

Susan Alison
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)

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All Liz Houston wants is to keep her head above the financial white waters of her life. Somehow, though, other people, including ex-husband Hugh, repeatedly get in the way.

Hugh just wants a quiet life and to be there for the people he cares about. Caring for Liz does not lead to a quiet life.

Moocher, Liz's Border Collie, wants to be where all the crumbs are, he wants to keep all his paws, but most of all he wants to keep Liz company as she rides the rapids of her life.

Add in odd-shoe-wearing lodger Simon, Git-next-door, a lost brother, an illicit fortune stashed away decades ago, a trio of part-time thugs, kidnappings, a tree-climbing tortoise and a dog-flap with a story of its own, and it becomes apparent that a few white lies (and custard creams) between friends are the least of Liz's problems.



Jill Mansell (internationally best-selling author) said of this book: "Susan Alison has written a lovely, quirky romp packed with off-the-wall characters - original, intriguing and great fun!"


Susan Alison is the Katie Fforde Bursary Award winner for 2011. She has won competition awards for short fiction and sold numerous stories to commercial publications. Her fiction concentrates on the relationships humans forge with each other (and quite often with their dogs). She is a freelance artist.

About the Author

Susan Alison is the Katie Fforde Bursary Award winner for 2011. She has won competition awards for short fiction and sold numerous stories to commercial publications. Her fiction concentrates on the relationships humans forge with each other (and quite often with their dogs). She is a freelance artist.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1165 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1484199553
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0053D0B8A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,695 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Susan Alison paints pictures and writes stories for a living, and her cafetiere is always hot.

Dogs tend to enter into the pictures, and the prose, quite a lot, Susan living under the paw as she does.

Monty and Rosie (and Jeff-Dog now, too) are her Border Collies - they keep an eye on her artwork to make sure she keeps earning kibble, and every now and then they round it up and post it to her artwork blog.

There are more romantic comedies on the way, but in the meantime some illustrated doggerel books are going to put in an appearance - the first being 'The Corgi Games' to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee and The Olympics this year.


Jill Mansell (internationally best-selling author) said of 'White Lies and Custard Creams': "Susan Alison has written a lovely, quirky romp packed with off-the-wall characters - original, intriguing and great fun!"

Katie Fforde (best-selling rom com author and President of the Romantic Novelists' Association) said of 'All His Own Hair': 'Susan Alison handles difficult issues with quirky humour and uplifting results.'


Susan Alison is the Katie Fforde Bursary Award winner for 2011. She has won competition awards for short fiction and sold numerous stories to commercial publications.

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111 of 116 people found the following review helpful
By A.B.
Format:Kindle Edition
When I purchased this, I saw that it had won an award linked to Katie Fforde and there was a quote from Jill Mansell in the description- so I was expecting a light and fluffy chick lit novel along the same lines as the work of two of my favourite authors. Well, I soon realised I was mistaken (and probably hadn't read the description properly) when after only a few pages the main character had been told by her overly friendly ex husband that he was engaged to someone else, two suspicious lodgers had moved into her house, and she'd found a finger in the fridge when she'd gone for the millk for her morning coffee (which had been cling filmed and presented on a pretty plate, of course). And the story goes on from there-not the most conventional of starts! Having finished the book this morning, I am having difficulty placing it in a genre- is it chick lit? Is it a crime mystery? Is it a comedy caper? I'm really not sure. But what I can say is that I really enjoyed this. The plot is absolutely off the wall, but that's all part of the charm of this book. The unconventional plot and crazy characters draw you in and you can't help but read on to find out what will happen next. I notice the author's next book was advertised at the end of this, and I'll definitely be keeping my eye out for it. I recommend this to anyone looking for a light hearted summer read that's just a bit different from the norm!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great first Kindle book 15 Oct 2011
By Pooky
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Whilst creating my kindle book wishlist in preperation for my upcoming birthday gift (a kindle!) I stumbled across white lies and custard creams and was drawn to the title and the picture straight away so added it to my list

Because of the low 78p price it was the first book that i excitedly downloaed at 6am after opening my kindle as i was expecting amazon gift cards later in the day so didn't want to buy anything that was gonna cost to much... I was not dissapointed!

It was a great read, funny and a bit off the wall but also romantic at the same time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother! 1 Feb 2012
By julie q
Format:Kindle Edition
What a random bizarre book this is, its not like to give up on a book but this time I really couldn't bear it any longer. It has such a random story line with seemingly no conclusion to the strange goings on. Not sure what category to put this book in, some will file it under B for bin!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear. 21 Jan 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The plot of this book was really far-fetched and so confusing that at the end I still didn't understand what had happened and why it had happened. I didn't find the book in the least amusing and apart from the dog I couldn't warm to any of the characters. I hardly ever give up reading a book and plodded on to the end, though I did skim parts of it in the hope of just picking up the basic facts, in hindsight I wish I hadn't wasted my time
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected delight 21 Sep 2011
By Jenny
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved this book,particularly the author's voice. She has a real talent for finding the crazy corners of characters whom the world thinks are normal but the privileged reader knows better. This book is like real life with added pep, better timing and some creative canine input. A keeper.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous book 10 Aug 2011
By rosie
Format:Kindle Edition
When I purchased two of Susan Alisons beautiful pictures of Border Collies I had no idea she was also an author. I thought going by the humour shining through in her artwork that her book would be a good read and I was right! If you think it will be 'just' chick lit, a fluffy tale of love and dogs, you are wrong. Burglaries,drugs,severed fingers and hired thugs pop up in the pages between laugh out loud moments of humour usually contributed to by Moocher the much loved (but whiffy) dog.

It's difficult to put this book into a certain genre, it's a bit of Terry Pratchett style surreal humour, the lovable smelly dog of Mark Wallington (500 mile walkies), a crime novel and a love story all in one. Go buy it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Light and frothy 10 July 2012
By Kew
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have noticed that there are very mixed reviews for this book. I must admit that I started to read this some time ago and couldn't get into it at all. Recently I picked it up again and read it straight through with enjoyment - so maybe it depends on your mood at the time? This is a very lighthearted and silly read (silly in a fun way.) It had me laughing out loud several times. I noticed that one reviewer likened this to a farce and I think that is a good description. No-one is as they seem and the story is full of surprises.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Whhat! 10 April 2012
By Chrissy
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book was so strange - I really can't imagine anyone living like this but then again - it is fantasy! Far fetched in so many ways but on the whole, enjoyable.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Romantic Comedy
A good read.
Published 16 days ago by Linda P
2.0 out of 5 stars not brilliant
Not the best book I have ever read. Not much of a believable story really and a silly plot. Have read much better romantic comedies.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs G E Clarke
4.0 out of 5 stars Good.
Good easy reading.
Published 1 month ago by Miss R
4.0 out of 5 stars White lies and custard creams
I haven't read this yet. I bought it to put in motorhome to read when away from home, but life has got in the way. I plan to take it away nearer Christmas.
Published 2 months ago by Wendy
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
A bit dull in places but good for a read which doesn't tax the brain too much. Some funny moments and nicely written characters.
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. S. Fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars Slow at the beginning
This is not my normal read it was a bit slow at the beginning but I have to read on for a while and it was worth it.
Published 4 months ago by tjb75
5.0 out of 5 stars Mad
What a great story very funny, I really think a film producer should look at this it will make a great movie. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. Royston Mead
1.0 out of 5 stars review
Didn't enjoy this book found it very difficult to follow and not at least funny. Couldn't be bothered to finish reading it too boring.
Published 6 months ago by jennifer March
4.0 out of 5 stars laughed out loud
I picked this book up when it was on special offer because I liked Susan Alison's cards that she does for the RNA conference each year and was curious about her books. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Rhoda Baxter
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow starter
Took a little getting into but quite enjoyable.Not the funniest book I have read, but, it was okay, worth a read.
Published 9 months ago by Diane Webster-saunders&Brian Saunders
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