Frank Cottrell Boyce's story, Millions - the tale of a not-so-great train robbery - is an absolute treasure! Two brothers, Damian and Anthony, are unwittingly caught up in a train robbery during Britain's countdown to joining the Euro. Suddenly finding themselves with a vast amount of cash, the boys have just one glorious, appalling dilemma - how to spend it in the few days before it becomes worthless. Torn between the vices of buying a million pizzas and the virtues of ending world poverty, the boys soon discover that being rich is a mug's game. For not only is the clock ticking - the bungling bank robbers are closing in too. Pizzas or World Peace - what would you choose? Includes bonus material and discussion questions from Frank Cottrell Boyce, and inside and cover illustrations by Steven Lenton.I knew hea#39;d gone off to look for the bag. Hea#39;d find it in ... a#39;Have you any room?a#39; I said, a bit faster than usual. a#39;My wife is having a baby. ... Mr Quinn started yanking on the pulley to make the star of wonder cross the stage. ... I was going to disappear with the money. ... I didna#39;t have time to change so I grabbed my coat from the hook and put it on over the St Joseph costume so I wouldna#39;t look so noticeable.
|Author||:||Frank Cottrell Boyce|
|Publisher||:||Pan Macmillan - 2008-09-04|