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15 Days Without a Head

(2011)
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Fifteen-year-old Laurence Roach just wants a normal life, but it's not easy when your mum is a depressed alcoholic, and your six-year-old brother thinks he's a dog. When Mum fails to come home one night, Laurence tells nobody, terrified he and his brother will be taken into care if anyone finds out. Instead, he attempts to keep up the pretence that Mum is still around: dressing up in her clothes to trick the neighbours and spinning an increasingly complicated tangle of lies. After two weeks on their own, running out of food and money, and with suspicious adults closing in, Laurence finally discovers what happened to his mother. And that's when the trouble really starts . . . A compelling thriller filled with some hilarious and surreal moments. Fifteen Days Without a Head is a tender, honest story about family, forgiveness and hope.

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"Excellent. A tough and turbulent tale of growing up... There's heart and soul on every page." - Keith Gray


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Paperback Editions

May 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: 15 Days Without a Head
Author(s): Dave Cousins
ISBN: 0-7387-3642-2 / 978-0-7387-3642-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: North Star Editions
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fifteen Days Without a Head
Author(s): Dave Cousins
ISBN: 0-19-273256-0 / 978-0-19-273256-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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January 2012 : UK Paperback

Title: Fifteen Days Without a Head Signed Editi (Signed Edition)
Author(s): Dave Cousins
ISBN: 1-78103-158-4 / 978-1-78103-158-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford Childrens
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Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: 15 Days Without a Head
Author(s): Dave Cousins
Publisher: Flux
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December 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fifteen Days Without a Head
Author(s): Dave Cousins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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