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Fifteen Days Without a Head Dave Cousins

Oxford University Press
Paperback / softback 288 pages

ISBN:
9780192732569
Size:
199 x 130 x 18mm
Published:
5th Jan 2012
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Overview

Fifteen-year-old Laurence Roach just wants a normal life, but it's not easy when your mum is a depressed alcoholic, and your six-year-old brother thinks he's a dog.When Mum fails to come home one night, Laurence tells nobody, terrified he and his brother will be taken into care if anyone finds out. Instead, he attempts to keep up the pretence that Mum is still around: dressing up in her clothes to trick the neighbours and spinning an increasingly complicated tangle of lies. After two weeks on their own, running out of food and money, and with suspicious adults closing in, Laurence finally discovers what happened to his mother. And that's when the troublereally starts . . .A compelling thriller filled with some hilarious and surreal moments. Fifteen Days Without a Head is a tender, honest story about family, forgiveness and hope.

Author

Dave Cousin's short story The Floodlight Man was broadcast on Radio Five Live, read by Dave himself.He also won a place in the Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators Undiscovered Voices anthology beating lots of tough competition.Dave Cousins grew up in Birmingham, in a house full of books and records. Abandoning childhood plans to be an astronaut, Dave went to art college in Bradford, joined a band and moved to London. He spent the next ten years touring and recording, and was nearly famous.Dave's writing career began aged ten, with an attempt to create a script for Fawlty Towers. He has been writing songs, poems and stories ever since.

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