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Saving Daisy

December 2011

Carnegie Prize nominee Phil Earle is back with his brand new book Saving Daisy.

Watch the trailer below to find out more...

***Debut Novel*** Being Billy

January 2011

Congratulations to Phil Earle on the publication of his debut children’s novel BEING BILLY.

Being Billy has been picking up lots of attention and getting fantastic praise:

"Being Billy shows us the dark side of being a child in care. Phil Earle writes starkly but sensitively about damaged children in this brilliant page-turning novel. It moved me to tears." Jacqueline Wilson

"I thought Being Billy was a total page-turner - authentic and gritty. Once I'd begun, I literally had to read the whole MS straight away because I really needed to know what would happen. Billy's voice doesn't falter and he's a great protagonist - spiky, brave and compassionate." Jenny Downham, author of Before I Die

"Moving and powerful, I loved it" Sophie Mackenzie, Author

Being Billy was published by Puffin on 7th January.

What do you do when your new parents decide they don’t want you...

Faces flashed before my eyes. And for every face there was a time that they had let me down. Each punch that landed was revenge, my chance to tell them I hadn’t forgotten what they did.

Eight years in a care home makes Billy Finn a professional lifer. And Billy’s angry – with the system, the social workers, and the mother that gave him away. As far as Billy’s concerned, he’s on his own. His little brother and sister keep him going, though they can’t keep him out of trouble. But he isn’t being difficult on purpose.

Billy’s just being Billy. He can’t be anything else. Can he?

***prize Nomination***

November 2011

Being BillyWish Me DeadCongratulations to Helen Grant and Phil Earle who have both been nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Medal.

Wish Me Dead, Helen Grant's third novel is also her third title to be nominated for the medal. Whilst Phil Earles debut novel Being Billy, which was published at the very start of 2011, is also nominated.

The Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children.

The Agency is extremely proud of both their talented authors for being nominated.

To read more about the nominations and the Carnegie Medal click here
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