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  • Published: 6 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448157020
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

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.

  • Published: 6 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448157020
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

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

[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

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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