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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)
   The Wonder Brothers (2023)
   Lemistry (2011) (with others)
Series contributed to
Plays show
Chapter Books show
Non fiction show
Frank Cottrell-Boyce recommends
Impossible Creatures (2023)
Katherine Rundell
"Between the covers of Impossible Creatures is a world as enchanting, as perilous, as richly imagined as Narnia or Middle Earth."
The Wolf-Girl, the Greeks and the Gods (2023)
Tom Holland
"The Wolf-Girl, the Greeks and the Gods is a wonder, as beautiful to look at as it is entrancing to read. Jason Cockcroft's illustrations are jaw-dropping, and Tom Holland's prose took me back to my own childhood introductions to these extraordinary mythological worlds in Roger Lancelyn Green's Tales of the Greek Heroes and Leon Garfield's and Charles Keeping's The God Beneath the Sea."
River Sing Me Home (2023)
Eleanor Shearer
"Epic and lyrical, a story about love and the power it brings us."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Frank Cottrell-Boyce
First Light (2022)
A Celebration of Alan Garner
edited by
Erica Wagner
When It Changed (2009)
Science Into Fiction
edited by
Geoff Ryman
The New Uncanny (2008)
Tales of Unease
edited by
Sarah Eyre and Ra Page

More anthologies 

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

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