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  • Published: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448120130
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 26

The Lies of Henry Mawdsley (Storycuts)



In an interesting spin on the traditional Faustian pact, schoolboy Henry swaps a week's worth of absolute credulity from everyone he encounters, for his soul.

Henry Mawdsley is a terrific liar. However, the more people get to know him, the less they believe in his lies - and it won't be long until nobody in his town believes a word he says! So when a chance encounter with the devil offers him the opportunity to have everyone believe his lies unconditionally for a week for the measly price of his soul, Henry jumps at the chance. But as the week draws to a close, and the date of Henry's descent into hell gets closer, he begins to fear for his life . . .

Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales.

  • Published: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448120130
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 26

About the author

Brian Jacques

Brian Jacques was born and bred in Liverpool. At the age of fifteen he went to sea and travelled the world. He worked as a stand-up comedian and playwright and hosted his own programme, Jakestown, on Radio Merseyside. His bestselling Redwall books have captured readers all over the world and won universal praise. He died in 2011.

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