Frank Cottrell-Boyce

As a successful screenwriter as well as novelist, there has always been lively interplay between the page and the screen in the work of Frank Cottrell-Boyce. Cutting his teeth on staff writing jobs on Coronation Street and Brookside, Cottrell-Boyce moved into writing for film with a productive working relationship with the director Michael Winterbottom. His debut children’s novel, Millions, was adapted from his screenplay of the same name for the Danny Boyle-directed movie and scooped the 2004 Carnegie Medal. In 2012 he won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for The Unforgotten Coat, a critically acclaimed novel about two Mongolian refugee children trying to fit in at their Liverpool school. Cottrell-Boyce was also commissioned by Ian Fleming’s estate to write a series of sequels to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the first of which came out in 2011.

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Eric, an ageing robot with memory loss and a missing leg, is not what Alfie expected to find at the airport lost property office. But Eric, believing himself to be the very latest bit of mechanised kit, has gone rogue and it’s up to Alfie to avert a robotic rampage. From the award-winning screenwriter-turned-children’s author Frank Cottrell-Boyce comes this wacky but endearing tale of friendship with a lovable comic double act at its core. This exclusive edition is signed by the author.

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Books by Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Millions
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Framed
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Cosmic
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Desirable
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The Unforgotten Coat
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The Astounding Broccoli Boy
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Runaway Robot
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The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Series