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ItchITCH is the first book in a fantastic new adventure series by much-loved BBC radio presenter Simon Mayo – perfect for boys (and girls) over 10.

The series stars Itchingham Lofte, an ordinary, science-mad 14-year-old boy, with one extraordinary mission – to collect all the elements in the periodic table. But he soon finds out that some elements are so dangerous they can kill.

When Itch is given a strange rock by a mysterious man, it turns out to be something that no scientist has ever seen. Those who want the rock will stop at nothing, and if it gets into the wrong hands, the whole world could be in danger. Soon, Itch has to draw on everything he knows – and the contents of his rucksack – to keep himself and his family alive...

A great debut. You'll be itching to read more. Anthony Horowitz


The Author:Simon Mayo

Simon Mayo is a well-known radio presenters. He has worked on BBC radio since 1981 and is now the presenter of 'Drivetime' on BBC Radio 2, which features the regular 'Book Club' show. He is also the co-presenter of "Kermode and Mayo's Film Review" on BBC Radio 5 Live. In 2008, Mayo was recognized as the "radio broadcaster of the year" at the 34th annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and the "Speech Broadcaster of the Year" at the Sony Radio Academy Awards. ITCH is his first novel. Find out more here.

Buy ITCH here.

Watch Simon Mayo read an extract from Itch.

Read our February webchat with Simon.



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