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The Boy with Two Heads

The Boy with Two Heads
 

A living, breathing, talking head, with a rude, sharp tongue and an evil sense of humour. It knows all your darkest thoughts and it's not afraid to say what it thinks ...to anybody. That's what happens to eleven-year-old Richard Westlake, and life becomes very, very complicated.

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ISBN 9780552573474
Barcode 9780552573474
Published 1 July 2015 by Random House
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Mulligan, Andy
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ISBN-13 9780552573474
ISBN-10 0552573477
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Random House
Imprint Corgi Childrens
Publication Date 1 July 2015
International Publication Date 7 May 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Mulligan, Andy
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 277g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Humorous stories, Friendship, Fear, Fiction, Adolescence
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 577903

Description of this Book

How would you feel if you woke up and found another head growing out of your neck? A living, breathing, talking head, with a rude, sharp tongue and an evil sense of humour. It knows all your darkest thoughts and it's not afraid to say what it thinks ...to anybody. That's what happens to eleven-year-old Richard Westlake, and life becomes very, very complicated. Part thriller, part horror, part comedy - this is one of the most riveting novels about fear and friendship that you will ever read. Andy Mulligan won the 2011 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, and his international bestseller, Trash, is now a major film - directed by Stephen Daldry and with screenplay by Richard Curtis.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Berkshire Book Award 2014 (UK)
NZ Review Blisteringly funny, and sad Financial Times website [A] simple, funny and very engaging premise...Mulligan rewrites tragedy as a triumph, and turns the story into a neat way to explore friendship and tolerance. Guardian One of the best storytellers Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books Mulligan certainly delivers in this extraordinary examination of grief...highly original, emotionally-charged black comedy / thriller. A worthy successor to Mulligan's excellent Trash. Daily Mail [A] poignant, imaginative take on adolescence The Times, Saturday Review
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Andy Mulligan was brought up in South London. He worked as a theatre director for ten years, before travels in Asia prompted him to retrain as a teacher. He has taught English and Drama in Britain, India, Brazil and the Philippines. Andy's novel Trash has been published in twenty-two languages and is now a Bafta-nominated major film directed by Stephen Daldry and scripted by Richard Curtis.

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