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The Boyhood of Burglar Bill

(2007)
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Coronation Year, 1953, and in Oldbury a Coronation football competition is organized. The boys from the bottom pitch get a team up, but there's no chance they'll win, of course. They're just the odds and sods - one of them is even a girl - but they're all football crazy and ready and eager to beat off the opposition. A funny and moving story of football and friendship in a world when the streets were full of kids and empty of cars. Not only for boys - and girls - of 9+, there's a real pull of nostalgia for adults as well. And, of course, for all lovers of football, whether on the pitch or in the park.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

March 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Boyhood of Burglar Bill
Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
ISBN: 0-14-138284-8 / 978-0-14-138284-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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Paperback Editions

March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Boyhood of Burglar Bill
Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
ISBN: 0-14-132142-3 / 978-0-14-132142-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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Kindle Editions

March 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Boyhood of Burglar Bill
Author(s): Allan Ahlberg
Publisher: Puffin
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