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It is later this century, and the earth's natural resources have been rationed for use by techcrats. Now LifeCorp, a global company, makes all major decisions and robots do most of the work. Life otherwise is much as we kw it (except that your house talks to you and the kettle asks you how many cups of tea you want). When the Bell family's much-loved old-fashioned robot butler Grumps starts to go wrong, Mr Bell finds EGR3 through a colleague. But EGR3, kwn as Eager, is something different - programmed to learn through his experiences, like a human child. He also feels wonder, excitement - and confusion; t least a sense of awe at the latest, glamorous BDC4 robots, flaunted by the families of the powerful and wealthy techcrats. And he feels sorrow at the loss of Grumps, destroyed under strange circumstances. Then Gavin begins to think there is something odd about the BDC4s behaviour. With his sister Fleur, he investigates, enlisting Eager's help - with hilarious consequences. Questions are asked of LifeCorp and of Eager's creator and the answer to all the puzzles is finally solved. It leaves only the final question to be answered - the one closest to Eager's heart: am I alive?
Helen Fox lives in London with her husband, who is a scientist. Before she became a writer she worked as a primary teacher, a marketing executive, and a tour guide. She trained and worked as an actress, and during this time rediscovered her love of creating stories. Helen has now given herself over to writing full-time. Eager is her first novel and she is already working on the sequel.