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  • Published: 1 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9780552573474
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

The Boy with Two Heads




The incredible story of a boy with two heads, from Andy Mulligan, the acclaimed author of Trash.

How would you feel if you woke up and found another head growing out of your neck? A living, breathing, TALKING head, with a rude, sharp tongue and an evil sense of humour. It knows all your darkest thoughts and it’s not afraid to say what it thinks . . . to ANYBODY.

That's what happens to eleven-year-old Richard Westlake, and life becomes very, very complicated.

Part thriller, part horror, part comedy – this is one of the most riveting novels about fear and friendship that you will ever read.


Andy Mulligan won the 2011 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, and his international bestseller, Trash, is now a major film – directed by Stephen Daldry and with screenplay by Richard Curtis.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9780552573474
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Andy Mulligan

Andy Mulligan was brought up in the south of London. He worked as a theatre director for ten years before travels in Asia prompted him to retrain as a teacher. He has taught English and drama in India, Brazil, the Philippines and the UK. He now divides his time between London and Manila.

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Praise for The Boy with Two Heads

“Blisteringly funny, and sad”

Financial Times website

“[A] simple, funny and very engaging premise . . . Mulligan rewrites tragedy as a triumph, and turns the story into a neat way to explore friendship and tolerance.”

Josh Lacey, Guardian

“One of the best storytellers”

Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books

“Mulligan certainly delivers in this extraordinary examination of grief....highly original, emotionally-charged black comedy / thriller. A worthy successor to Mulligan’s excellent Trash.”

Sally Morris, Daily Mail

“[A] poignant, imaginative take on adolescence”

Amanda Craig, The Times, Saturday Review

“Addictive”

Booktrust

“I really enjoyed this funny, sad and truthful fable...Mulligan makes a great deal of friendship and the huge source of strength and support it can be.”

The Book Bag

“A poignant and heart-warming story about life and all the hardships and troubles that this can bring . . . A fascinating and brilliant read . . . Another blinding story from Andy Mulligan, which delivers the unexpected with superb imaginative qualities.”

Vincent Ripley, Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books

“A complex and absorbing novel with vivid characters”

Booktrust

“Gripping dark comedy . . . [A] clever portrayal of a boy on the cusp of adolescence struggling to reconcile opposing impulses within himself”

Children's Books Ireland

“Fast-paced and irresistibly readable. Two heads, it appears, really are better than one”

Michael Cart, Booklist

“Blisteringly funny, and sad”

Financial Times website

“[A] simple, funny and very engaging premise...Mulligan rewrites tragedy as a triumph, and turns the story into a neat way to explore friendship and tolerance.”

Guardian

“One of the best storytellers”

Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books

“Mulligan certainly delivers in this extraordinary examination of grief....highly original, emotionally-charged black comedy / thriller. A worthy successor to Mulligan’s excellent Trash.”

Daily Mail

“[A] poignant, imaginative take on adolescence”

The Times, Saturday Review

“Addictive”

Booktrust

“I really enjoyed this funny, sad and truthful fable...Mulligan makes a great deal of friendship and the huge source of strength and support it can be.”

The Book Bag

“A poignant and heart-warming story about life and all the hardships and troubles that this can bring...A fascinating and brilliant read...Another blinding story from Andy Mulligan, which delivers the unexpected with superb imaginative qualities.”

Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books

“A complex and absorbing novel with vivid characters”

Booktrust

“Gripping dark comedy . . . [A] clever portrayal of a boy on the cusp of adolescence struggling to reconcile opposing impulses within himself”

Children's Books Ireland


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