The Lost Boys Appreciation Society
'Gary was flicking beany gunge on my flawless new Ellesse top- I was yelling at him. What a pillock! Mum was dead, well - fatally injured - she died later in hospital. We just didn't know it at the time. Did we learn to live with it? We had to - we had to find a way. You don't grow out of your Mum, no matter what, that's the hardest part - all those memories.The Lost Boys are Gary, 14, and off the rails without Mum, John on the brink of GCSE's and a first romance, shouldering the burden of it all - and count Dad in too - failing to cope with life after Mum has been killed. Moving and compassionate, with flashes of humour, here is another Gibbons must-read, but you won't manage it dry-eyed.
- 129 x 145 x 17mm | 189g
- 03 Jun 2004
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
About Alan Gibbons
Alan Gibbons is a full time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major Book Festivals: Edinburgh, Northern Children's Book Festival, Swansea, Cheltenham, Sheffield and Salford. Alan is also a key contributor at the QCA/National Literary Strategy 'Writing Together' conferences. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and four children. Malcolm Freeman trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He has appeared on television in Trail of Guilt, Holby City, Family Affairs, EastEnders, Prime Suspect and The Rag Nymph. His theatre work includes The Balcony, Country Dancing, Richard II, and Romeo and Juliet with the RSC, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Fitting for Ladies at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh. He also works as a dialect coach.