by Nia Pritchard - £6.99 Honno Ltd (2007)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781870206853 | ISBN 10: 1870206851
Shirley runs a mobile hairdressing service from her Liverpool home. Ably assisted by her camp-as-a-row-of-pink-frillies sidekick, Oli, she trims and colours the locks of young and old, fraught and fancy-free, in the local pensioners' home and on the production line of Henshaw's factory (while the boss's back is turned towards the eighteenth green).
She's good at her job, keeping her customers happy and not just on the hairdo front. The under-dryer gossip is harmless enough, though until Shirley and Oli are encouraged to use the tools of their trade to covertly trail a client's philandering hubbie. Operation 'D&M' is the start of an unusual sideline for our perm-wielding duo, a cut above the usual shampoo and set...
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