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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407050386
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

Boom!




An explosive, highly-charged and hilarious adventure from Mark Haddon, acclaimed author of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME.

From the moment that Jim and his best friend Charlie bug the staffroom and overhear two of their teachers speaking to each other in a secret language, they know there’s an adventure on its way.

But what does “spudvetch” mean, and why do Mr Kidd’s eyes flicker with fluorescent blue light when Charlie says it to him? Perhaps Kidd and Pearce are bank robbers talking in code. Perhaps they’re spies. Perhaps they’re aliens. Whatever they are, Jimbo and Charlie are determined to find out.

There really is an adventure on its way. A nuclear-powered, one hundred-ton adventure with reclining seats and a buffet car. And as it gathers speed and begins to spin out of control, it can only end in one way . . . with a BOOM!

Note: This book was first published in 1992 under the title Gridzbi Spudvetch! It has now been completely re-written (Mark has changed pretty much every sentence one way or another) and given a new title that is much easier to pronounce!

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407050386
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

About the Author

Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon is a writer and artist. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, was published simultaneously by Jonathan Cape and David Fickling in 2003. It won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award. In 2012, a stage adaptation by Simon Stephens was produced by the National Theatre and went on to win 7 Olivier Awards in 2013 and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. In 2005 his poetry collection, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, was published by Picador, and his play, Polar Bears, was produced by the Donmar Warehouse in 2010. His most recent novel, The Red House, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2012. The Pier Falls, a collection of short stories, was also published by Cape in 2016. To commemorate the centenary of the Hogarth Press he wrote and illustrated a short story that appeared alongside Virginia Woolf's first story for the press in Two Stories (Hogarth, 2017).

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