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Paperboy

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Paperboy by Christopher Fowler
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Description

Superman, Dracula, The Avengers, Treasure Island...when you re ten years old, you can fall in love with any story so long as it s a good one. But what if you re growing up in a house without books? hristopher Fowler's memoir captures life in suburban London as it has rarely been seen- through the eyes of a lonely boy who spends his days between the library and the cinema, devouring novels, comics, cereal packets - anything that might reveal a story. But it s 1960, and after fifteen years of post-war belt-tightening, his family is not ready to indulge a child cursed with too much imagination... aught between an ever-sensible but exhausted mother and a DIY-obsessed father fighting his own demons, Christopher takes refuge in words. His parents try to understand their son s peculiar obsessions, but fast lose patience with him - and each other. The war of nerves escalates to include every member of the Fowler family, and something has to give, but does it mean that a boy must always g

Author Biography

Christopher Fowler is the acclaimed author of twelve novels, including Roofworld and Spanky, any short stories, and seven Bryant & May mysteries including the award-winning Full Dark House and The Victoria Vanishes. He lives in King's Cross, London. Visit www.christopherfowler.co.uk
Release date Australia
February 18th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
Pages
304
Dimensions
127x198x19
ISBN-13
9780553820096
Product ID
3790800

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