The Cluttering Discombobulator by Paula Harmon


Pensioner Robert thinks that growing up is for boring people. Dragons, TV Crews, household disasters – everything can be fixed with duct tape. When Robert falls ill, his serious daughter Laura remembers her chaotic childhood and Robert fights common sense as the hero in his own stories.



If you enjoyed the sitcom ‘The Kennedys’ then I am sure The Cluttering Discombobulator will appeal to you. It is a comforting memoir-esque story of a family’s past and present. It includes the sentence ‘The beansprouts tasted of soap and earnestness’ (big fan of anyone who can write like this), and quaint illustrations. It’s a lovely book.

Page-turner-ability rating : 5/5 stars.

Three word review: Families Make Stories


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