The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman (Hardback)
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The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages
Published: 29/04/2021

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'One of those gorgeous books that completely lifts your spirits and restores your faith in humanity' - Ruth Jones, co-creator of Gavin and Stacey and bestselling author of Us Three
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It was a journey they would always remember . . . for a friend they'd never forget.

Norman and Jax are a legendary comedic duo in waiting, with a five-year plan to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe by the time they're fifteen. But when Jax dies before they turn twelve, Norman decides a tribute act for his best friend just can't wait, so he rewrites their plan:

1. Look after mum | 2. Find Dad | 3. Get to the Edinburgh Fringe

Sadie knows she won't win Mother of the Year and she's not proud she doesn't know who her son's father is. But when she finds Norman's list, all she wants is to see her son smile again... So they set off on a pilgrimage to Edinburgh, making a few stops to find Norman's dad along the way.

The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman is an inspiring, feel-good novel about a small boy with a big heart - and even bigger dreams.
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'Tender and hilarious... the perfect tonic for our current times' - Katherine Parkinson
'Charming, funny and cheering' Beth Morrey, author of Saving Missy
'He's wheedled his way into my heart, and I suspect I'll have a Norman-shaped hole there forever' - Clare Pooley, author of The Authenticity Project

Readers are in love with Norman:

***** 'An amazing book of determination and not giving up when things are difficult'
***** 'Norman is one of the most lovable characters I have ever met'
***** 'This books breaks your heart in one sentence and makes you laugh the next'

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781787633506
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 562 g
Dimensions: 228 x 162 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

An uplifting tale of love, loss and the redemptive power of humour. - Mail on Sunday

As moving as it is funny. And it's very funny. - Romesh Ranganathan

The funny thing about Norman Foreman is that he's wheedled his way into my heart, and I suspect I'll have a Norman shaped hole there forever. - Clare Pooley, author of THE AUTHENTICITY PROJECT

Tender and hilarious... the perfect tonic for our current times - Katherine Parkinson

What a delightful read! This book is about what's really important: caring for each other and finding ways through the problems life throws at us, no matter how terrible they can be. The story is both hilarious and heart-warming, with one 'helluva' brave, wise, and lovable twelve-year-old hero... Three cheers for Norman Foreman! - Hazel Prior, author of AWAY WITH THE PENGUINS

Funny, sparking and moving. - Wendy Holden, Daily Mail

A gorgeous book that will warm the cockles of your heart. - The Sun

An enjoyable, feelgood read - Daily Mirror

If you're after a heart-warming book filled to the brim with hope and humanity, then Julietta Henderson's charming The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman should be your next read . . . A life-affirming tale. - CultureFly

Charming, warm, and uplifting... Julietta Henderson's quirky, lovable characters also offer profound meditations on family, friendship, grief, disability, illness, and aging, all told with heart, humor, and wisdom. There is so much to love about this book. - Laurie Frankel, New York Times bestselling author of THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS

One of those gorgeous books that completely lifts your spirits and restores your faith in humanity. An utterly lovely tale. - Ruth Jones

What a charming, funny and cheering read... that tickles and moves in equal measure. The writing is sharp but tender' - Beth Morrey

An absolutely wonderful book. Inspiring, hilarious and so poignant. I ADORE Norman! The book has such real, relatable characters who deal with loss in a beautifully unique way. I can't wait to read it again and I highly recommend it. - Jessica Ryn, author of The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside

Charming and warm-hearted - Sydney Morning Herald

Serves up plenty of rollicking misadventures and cathartic heartstring tugs along the way. The literary equivalent of a feelgood British comedy film . . . page-turning summer read for fans of writers such as Graeme Simsion, David Nicholls and Sue Townsend - Books+Publishing

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“A heartwarming story of love and kindness”

Thanks to the publishers for a proof of this endearing book.

Twelve year old Norman is determined to become a comedian with his best friend and comedy partner Jax. When they were ten they wrote a five year plan to... More

Hardback edition
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“Loved it”

Brilliant, and so relatable. Norman, Sadie and Leonard are wonderful down to earth characters. Such an utterly sad and truly uplifting story. I loved this, didn’t want to put it down. Well written and easy to... More

Hardback edition
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“Enjoyable read”

An enjoyable heart-warming story reminiscent of Adrian Mole. With light humour, Henderson managed to avoid the book becoming too sentimental Norman's first meeting with James was a bit OTT, but reinforced the... More

Hardback edition
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