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  • Published: 3 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9780857560681
  • Imprint: David Fickling Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $26.99

The Boy with Two Heads




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

Two heads are always better than one – isn’t that how the saying goes? Well that’s not how Richard feels, when he wakes up to discover he’s grown a second head.

It wouldn’t be so bad if the second head was as calm and reasonable as Richard, but he isn’t. Rude, rebellious and difficult, Rikki makes Richard’s life impossible. On the football pitch, they’re brilliant, working together to score goal after goal. But at home and at school they’re in constant opposition and when Rikki sabotages the school debate on live television, he launches them on a rollercoaster journey to self destruction.

On the run from the sinister Dr Warren, the two heads are forced to work together. Fleeing to the mountains of Wales, they’re pursued to the top of the highest peak by a crack team of commandoes. Only a miracle can save them...

  • Pub date: 3 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9780857560681
  • Imprint: David Fickling Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $26.99

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 . . . A 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

“Blisteringly funny, and sad”

Financial Times website

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

Michael Cart, Booklist


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