Book giveaway: Lottery Boy by Michael Byrne
Since his mother's death, Bully has lost his old life. Living on the streets of London with his dog, Jack, he can't imagine his future. But one day, in the last birthday card his mum ever gave him, he finds a winning lottery ticket – a final gift from her that suddenly offers such hope.
But there's a catch. Not only is Bully only 12 years old, but he's only got five days to get to Camelot to claim the money. Word has spread on the streets, and Bully is pursued by ruthless thugs on a dangerous journey through the attractions and backstreets of London. What must he do to survive and win?
Lottery Boy is a powerful and assured debut from author Michael Byrne that will appeal to fans of Frank Cottrell Boyce. Critics are calling it "a real rollercoaster ride… a modern day Dickensian underworld with characters to boot", and the book has already been optioned for film by Luke Redgrave.
by Walker Books
About the Author
Michael Byrne worked as an English teacher in a secondary school just a mile from Heathrow. He then moved to Winchester to work as an airport taxi driver. The irony is not lost on him.
Michael lives with his daughter Eve and their cat Chloe in Hampshire. He is now a full time writer. Lottery Boy is his first novel.
We're giving away 50 copies of Lottery Boy by Michael Bryne. Fill in the form below to apply for a free copy. Don't forget, if you receive a free copy of this book, we kindly ask that you post a review in our book review section or post on the discussion thread.
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