Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me by Joanna Nadin

Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me

Written by Joanna Nadin

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Billy Grimshaw thinks the world of his dad. He hasn’t seen him for ages, but Billy knows he’ll be home as soon as he can get away from his important spying business in London. In the meantime, Billy is grappling with the disastrous news that his mum is going to marry Dave. As he makes secret plans to stop the wedding, Billy’s life gets more and more complicated, not helped by the classroom bully or even his friend, Big Lauren …

A message from Joanna Nadin:

So, you’re about to meet Billy Grimshaw – Zach Black obsessive, lover of jaffa cakes, and nemesis of his mum’s boyfriend Dave.

But, I bet if you thought about it, there’s some stuff about you that’s different too. And it doesn’t make you an oddball. It just makes makes you you. And it makes Billy a bit of a hero, in the end.

So I hope the book will make you laugh, and maybe cry, and most of all, remember that we’re all weird, and brilliant. Just like Billy Grimshaw.


Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me by Joanna Nadin

About the Author

Joanna Nadin

Currently a 2016 Carnegie Medal nominee for Joe All Alone, Joanna Nadin is a winner of the Fantastic Book Award, the Surrey Book Award, Blue Peter 'Book of the Month' and Radio 4 Open Book 'Book of the Year'. She has been shortlisted for the Booktrust Best Book Award and Queen of Teen, and Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. In 2011, Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Joanna previously worked as a policy writer for the Labour Party and a special adviser to the Prime Minister. She continues to freelance as a speechwriter and editor, and lectures in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

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176 pages
Interest Age: From 13


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23rd December 2010




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