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Frank Cottrell-Boyce

UK flag (b.1959)

Frank Cottrell Boyce is a screenwriter whose films include Welcome to Sarajevo, Hilary and Jackie, 24 Hour Party People, and Millions, which was also his first book. Framed was inspired by a news story he'd read in an old scrapbook: During the Second World War, a collection of valuable paintings from the National Gallery was hidden in a slate mine for safekeeping. He couldn't resist imagining how all of that great art might have affected the people who lived near the mine. Mr. Cottrell Boyce lives with his wife and seven children in Liverpool, England.

Genres: Children's Fiction
   Millions (2004)
   Framed (2005)
   Cosmic (2008)
   Desirable (2008)
   The Unforgotten Coat (2011)
   Triple Word Score (2014)
   The Astounding Broccoli Boy (2015)
   Sputnik (2016)
     aka Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
   Runaway Robot (2019)
   Noah's Gold (2021)
   Lemistry (2011) (with Brian Aldiss, Annie Clarkson, Jacek Dukaj, Trevor Hoyle, Stanislaw Lem, Toby Litt, Adam Marek, Wojciech Orlinski and Piotr Szulkin)
Chapter Books
Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
   Conradology (2017) (with Martyn Bedford, Jacek Dukaj, Becky Harrison, Pawel Huelle, Worciech Orlinski, Sarah Penny, Magda Raczynska and Olga Tokarczuk)
Non fiction
   A Love Letter to Europe (2019) (with Jeffrey Boakye, Melvyn Bragg, Simon Callow, Margaret Drabble, Tracey Emin, Will Hutton, Prue Leith, Jonathan Meades, Onjali Q Raúf, Chris Riddell, Tony Robinson and Pete Townshend)
Blue Peter Book Award Book of the Year nominee (2005) : Millions
Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (2005) : Millions
Blue Peter Book Award Book of the Year nominee (2007) : Framed
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2009) : Cosmic
Blue Peter Book Award Book of the Year nominee (2010) : Cosmic
Costa Children's Book Award Best Novel nominee (2011) : The Unforgotten Coat
Blue Peter Book Award Best Book nominee (2016) : The Astounding Broccoli Boy
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2017) : Sputnik

Frank Cottrell-Boyce recommends
In an Adventure with Napoleon (2008)
(Pirates!, book 4)
Gideon Defoe
"If you have teeeangers who resist the idea of being read to, then leave Gideon Defoe's hilarious The Pirates! book lying around."
Hamish and the Neverpeople (2016)
(Hamish , book 2)
Danny Wallace
"Tee Hee hee hee hee Hee Hee Hee!."
The Relic of Perilous Falls (2016)
(Will Wilder, book 1)
Raymond Arroyo
"Monsters! Prophecies! Ancient relics! This is a wildly inventive book, and Will Wilder is just the kind of hero you want when the small town of Perilous Falls turns out to be the most important place in the universe."

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