Street Runners by Matthew Whyman

Street Runners

Written by Matthew Whyman

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Thrilling action in an epic adventure set in underground London. Yoshi is in great danger. With nowhere to turn, he ducks himself out of sight into the subterranean network of tunnels lying below his feet. Here he fulfils his role in tapping into the ancient forces that underpin the capital. Can he play his part in saving it?


Street Runners by Matthew Whyman

If you're ever in great danger, with nowhere else to turn, maybe you'll find help in the world beneath your feet...That's what happens to Yoshi, one night in London's Chinatown. Fleeing from a mystery pursuer, the boy finds himself in a sprawling, subterranean network of tunnels, tracks, vaults and lost waterways. It's also home to a band of street runners schooled in modern magic - the art of illusion and trickery. With help from his new friends, Yoshi uncovers his own vital part in a mission to tap the ancient forces underpinning the capital. But can he pull off the performance of a lifetime before his past catches up with him, or will life on street level fall under a dark and dangerous spell?

About the Author

Matthew Whyman

Matt Whyman is a best-selling novelist, also known for his work as an advice columnist for numerous teenage magazines. He has written two novels for adults, Man or Mouse (2000) and Columbia Road (2001), as well as both fiction and non-fiction for teenagers, including Superhuman (2003), XY (2003), Boy Kills Man (2004), XY:100 (2004), The Wild (2005) and So Below (2005).

A graduate from the University of East Anglia's MA in Creative Writing (1992), Matt is often invited to teach the subject for writers of all ages. Recently, he has hosted workshops in Russia and Saudi Arabia.

In 1995, Matt became the first agony uncle for 19 magazine, and has subsequently written regular advice columns for B, Fox Kids, AOL UK and Bliss. He often appears on television and radio in this role. Over the years he has co-presented a series of ITV's regional cult Saturday morning show, Love Bites, a live weekly phone-in on LBC, and generally stuff that involves sitting uncomfortably on acid-coloured bean bags.

Matt has written many national health awareness campaigns, for clients including BBC Radio One, Brook Advisory, NSPCC and the Health Education Authority. He is a regular contributor to, and a relationship advisor for

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272 pages


Matthew Whyman
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Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

4th February 2008




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