Author(s): Frank Cottrell Boyce
Dylan is the only boy living in the tiny Welsh town of Manod. His parents run the Snowdonia Oasis Auto Marvel garage - and when he's not trying to persuade his sisters to play football, Dylan is in charge of the petrol log. And that means he gets to keep track of everyone coming in and out of Manod - what car they drive, what they're called, even their favourite flavour of crisps. But when a mysterious convoy of lorries trundles up the misty mountainside towards an old, disused mine, even Dylan is confounded. Who are these people - and what have they got to hide? Includes bonus material and discussion questions from Frank Cottrell Boyce, and illustrations by Steven Lenton. A story inspired by a press cutting describing how, during World War II, the treasured contents of London's National Gallery were stored in Welsh slate mines. Once a month, a morale-boosting masterpiece would be unveiled in the village and then returned to London for viewing. This is a funny and touching exploration of how Art - its beauty and its value - touches the life of one little boy and his big family in a very small town.
The perfect crime becomes a work of art in Frank Cottrell Boyce's hilarious novel Framed. Now with a brand-new cover look and inside illustrations by Steven Lenton. A little boy turns the perfect crime into a work of art.
Heart-warming - a delight -- Guardian Guardian Full of jokes and touching moments -- Sunday Times Sunday Times Ingeniously comic -- Independent Independent Heart-warming - a delight Guardian Full of jokes and touching moments Sunday Times Ingeniously comic Independent
Frank Cottrell Boyce is the award-winning author of Millions, Framed, Cosmic, The Astounding Broccoli Boy and the new Chitty Chitty Bang Bang novels. He is also a successful writer of film scripts and, along with Danny Boyle, devised the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics. He lives in Merseyside with his family.