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Paperboy

(2009)
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"Superman", "Dracula", "The Avengers", "Treasure Island"...when you're ten years old, you can fall in love with any story so long as it's a good one. But what if you're growing up in a house without books? Christopher Fowler's memoir captures life in suburban London as it has rarely been seen: through the eyes of a lonely boy who spends his days between the library and the cinema, devouring novels, comics, cereal packets - anything that might reveal a story.But it's 1960, and after fifteen years of post-war belt-tightening, his family is not ready to indulge a child cursed with too much imagination...Caught between an ever-sensible but exhausted mother and a DIY-obsessed father fighting his own demons, Christopher takes refuge in words. His parents try to understand their son's peculiar obsessions, but fast lose patience with him - and each other. The war of nerves escalates to include every member of the Fowler family, and something has to give, but does it mean that a boy must always give up his dreams for the tough lessons of real life? Beautifully written, "Paperboy" is a rich and astute evocation of a time and a place and recalls a childhood at once eccentric and endearingly ordinary.

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Hardback Editions

June 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Paperboy
Author(s): Christopher Fowler
ISBN: 0-7505-3207-6 / 978-0-7505-3207-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Paperboy
Author(s): Christopher Fowler
ISBN: 0-385-61557-4 / 978-0-385-61557-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

February 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Paperboy
Author(s): Christopher Fowler
ISBN: 0-553-82009-5 / 978-0-553-82009-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Audio Editions

February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Paperboy
Author(s): Christopher Fowler
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   


February 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Paperboy
Author(s): Christopher Fowler
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Paperboy
Author(s): Christopher Fowler
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2010 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Paperboy
Author(s): Christopher Fowler
ISBN: 1-84652-836-4 / 978-1-84652-836-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Paperboy
Author(s): Christopher Fowler
ISBN: 1-84652-837-2 / 978-1-84652-837-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2010 : UK MP3 CD

Title: Paperboy
Author(s): Christopher Fowler
ISBN: 1-84652-838-0 / 978-1-84652-838-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Paperboy
Author(s): Christopher Fowler
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK