Billy Elliot - Signed Copy, by Melvin Burgess

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Billy Elliot - Signed Copy, by Melvin Burgess 

Adapted from the original screenplay by Lee Hall

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Billy Elliot's tough, funny and heart-warming story is given new depth by best-selling author, Melvin Burgess.

Billy's mother is dead, and his father and brother are fiercely involved in a bitter miners' strike that has split the local community. 

Billy's father wants his son to learn boxing, like he did, and his father before him. But Billy is fascinated by the grace and magic of ballet and is determined to dance his way to a different future.

Telling the story from the differing viewpoints, Melvin Burgess has captured the spirit of the original film screenplay while demonstrating the skill he showed in his award-winning novel, Junk.

Ages: 11+

'I loved the film so much, I jumped at the chance to write the book. I wanted to do something that told the same story, from different angles, but which remained true to the film. I've tried to show what each character is thinking and feeling - which is of course something a film can't do in quite the same way.' – Melvin Burgess

“ ... will make reading as non-wimpish as Billy made ballet ... Full marks to Melvin Burgess.” – BOOKS FOR KEEPS

“A writer of the highest quality with exceptional powers of insight.” – SUNDAY TIMES

“... the novel stands alone as a compelling and moving story.” – OBSERVER

Fiction Mid-Grade Paperback Signed Copy Teen & Young Adult