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Eddystone Light

Amelia Smith Realistic Urban

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My father was the keeper of the Eddystone Light

Slept with a mermaid one fine night.

From this union there came three:

A porpoise, a porgie and the other was me.


Jack studies accountancy, lives with his maiden aunt in an upright Victorian household, and smells like a fish. The fishy smell drives girls away faster than they can be introduced.


When Jack visits his lighthouse-keeper father on the Eddystone rocks, he meets his mother for the first time since he was a baby. She's a mermaid. Jack's mother sends him on a quest to find his o lost brothers, a porpoise and a porgie fish.


Along the way, Jack falls in love, battles carnival hucksters, and is scolded by a porpoise... and that's before he meets the mermaids.

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