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Funeral Circus-bookcover

By: Warwick Wood

Funeral Circus

Pages: 358 Ratings: 5.0
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Thirty-five years ago, life was perfect for Jane Rhys – well almost.


A group of six friends, who worked side-by-side in the kitchen of the Ritz Hotel in eighties’ London, now seem only to reconnect at funerals. Jane, one of the six, has been diagnosed with an incurable strain of cancer and been given less than a year to live. Hers might be the next funeral. All she wants to do now is go back, relive, and perhaps correct one imperfection.

But be careful what you wish for. At the funeral of her one-time boss and executive chef, Kelvin Peverrel, her life takes an unexpected turn.

Jane now must struggle with life, love, survival, death and a new reality, today, in her past, and at a time before she was born, with her friends from the kitchen.

Warwick Wood was born and continues to reside in Sydney, Australia.

His interests have always leaned towards the creative. As a child, he would spend hours drawing or making up stories. As an adult, he started his own graphic design studio, working as art director, designer and copywriter. Married, with two daughters, he now spends almost all his time writing or painting.

Customer Reviews
5 reviews
5 reviews
  • George

    A wonderful story with a compelling plot that kept me turning the pages for more! Poignant and creative, highly recommend.

  • Hayley

    Great story with really compelling characters. Enjoyed it from start to finish and would thoroughly recommend!

  • Audrey R

    I loved this book from start to finish. Great characters. I had no idea where this plot was heading. Beautifully written, I hope there's a sequel.

  • Macca

    What a refreshing ride! Not your ordinary thriller. Six friends you really feel close to as they swirl through challenging events.
    Seemingly grounded in real life but with a whirl of magic that takes you elsewhere in time. Wood’s elegant writing insists you pay attention but always holds a bright light showing the way to the rewards ahead. Five stars.

  • Colin

    I really enjoyed this first novel. An engaging tale, well-written and cleverly interwoven between time, place and people. I liked the short chapters which kept me wondering what happens next.

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