Allie/Alma / Bridgey (Storycuts)

Allie/Alma / Bridgey (Storycuts)

Summary

In 'Allie/Alma', Alma is a very good girl who volunteers with the elderly in her free time. Allie is her wicked alter ego. While Alma courteously tends to her companions' needs, Allie is scheming to steal their precious heirlooms and artefacts. So it happens one day that Allie is so overcome by greed for a particular carved egg that she forgets to listen to its tragic history, unaware that she will be the next chapter in it.

In 'Bridgey', our eponymous heroine is trapped as her uncle's slave, doing household chores from dawn until dusk with only a duck named Rafferty and a mysterious water monster called the Grimblett as her friends. One day, when Bridgey accidentally drops her uncle's treasured honey pot in the lake he flies into a rage and it is left to Rafferty and Grimblett to exact a harsh final punishment on him.

Part of the Storycuts series, these two short stories were previously published in the collection Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales.

About the author

Brian Jacques

Date: 2002-09-03
Brian Jacques (pronounced 'jakes') was born in Liverpool in 1939, and grew up in Kirkdale, close to the docks. He left school at the age of fifteen and worked as a railway fireman, bus driver, postmaster and stand-up entertainer, before beginning his writing career with a residency at the renowned Everyman Theatre.

His first book for children, Redwall, was published in 1986. Twenty-one further books in the series were published to global acclaim, with millions of copies sold worldwide. In 2021 Netflix announced plans to release an animated film of Redwall that will introduce the series to a new generation of fans.

Brian died in Liverpool on 5 February 2011.

Brian Jacques (pronounced 'jakes') was born in Liverpool in 1939, and grew up in Kirkdale, close to the docks. He left school at the age of fifteen and worked as a railway fireman, bus driver, postmaster and stand-up entertainer, before beginning his writing career with a residency at the renowned Everyman Theatre.

His first book for children, Redwall, was published in 1986. Twenty-one further books in the series were published to global acclaim, with millions of copies sold worldwide. In 2021 Netflix announced plans to release an animated film of Redwall that will introduce the series to a new generation of fans.

Brian died in Liverpool on 5 February 2011.
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