Children’s favourite seaside puppet show portraying domestic abuse was basis for this new novel by Carol M Mottershead. So what’s the story about?
Joan had been silenced by society, religionand her status for hundreds of years. Her puppets, her only true friends, knew her real story, but even now people want them silenced! It is time she spoke out - they’re not just blocks of wood! It all started so long ago...
Carol is a first time writer who was inspired to write Joan Put On A Happy Face after hearing that certain puppet shows were being censored for their content. It was like ‘Joan’ suddenly came to life.
She had a story to tell and Carol was the only one listening!