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Anne Droyd and Century Lodge

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Anne Droyd and Century Lodge


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Anne Droyd and Century Lodge by William Hadcroft
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Gezz and her best friends Malcolm and Luke are having fun on the housing estate where they live when the arrival of a stranger interrupts their everyday lives and changes the world as they know it forever. Created by a professor of robotics, Anne Droyd is left in the care of these three children, who take her to school with them and teach her how to be 'a human'. This Asperger adventure explores the human condition and the need to integrate into a society that demands conformity. The author's pun on 'android' introduces the theme of alienation that runs throughout, a tool used to provide comfort to individuals who feel like 'aliens', excluded in a social environment. Readers will be captivated by the heroic characters and the colourful plot, and engaged by Hadcroft's imaginative presentation of real-life issues such as smoking, bullying and peer acceptance.

Author Biography

Will Hadcroft left school believing himself to be a failure both academically and socially because of our society's `dislike for the unlike'. When he discovered the term Asperger Syndrome in 2003 everything began to make a lot more sense. Will has an insatiable passion for writing and is the author of The Feeling's Unmutual: Growing Up with Asperger Syndrome (Undiagnosed) also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. He has written a number of articles for magazines such as the Celestial Toyroom and the Classic Television Magazine. He married in 1993 and lives happily with his wife Carol in Lancashire, England.
Release date Australia
September 15th, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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