Some have been used once or twice, some are still in their packaging. Sandwich makers top the poll of the most unloved gadgets followed by blenders. Lean mean grilling machines stay fat on the top shelf while a fifth of people who own steamers, juicers and electric carving knifes never bother to use them.
According to research from top British insurers Halifax Home Insurance men spend more than a third on unused kitchen appliances than women, and hundreds of thousands of British households have more than £500 worth of abandoned gadgets littering their homes.
Now journalist and author David Hancock has imagined what the gadgets themselves must think of such a situation in GADGETS: The Great Escape, a children’s ebook aimed at readers aged eight years-old and upwards.
When a bunch of unwanted kitchen appliances find themselves up for auction on an Internet site they decide to escape from their suburban home using only the powers they have as gadgets.
The full-length 69,000-word book is packed with loveable characters from Jane Dough the bread-maker to Deep Fat the fryer and Fiona the chocolate fondue fountain. Join them as they battle to survive in a series of heart-stopping adventures. And read of their endearing relationships as the 23 gadgets face the wrath of 12 years-old bully boy Zack.
GADGETS: The Great Escape is available to download for the Kindle at Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/
Author David Hancock says: ‘I got the idea for Gadgets when I realised an old fat fryer was probably not doing my health any good. Then I saw just how many other appliances I hadn’t used for a long time and wondered what their world must be like, unloved, unwanted and abandoned.’
You can discover more about the author and his books by going to his website: http://www.davidhancock.eu/
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About Coach House Publishing: The company is an outlet for author and journalist David Hancock's ebook writings and in future will be accepting ideas and manuscripts from other writers.