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Frank Cottrell Boyce

Frank Cottrell Boyce is a screenwriter whose films include Welcome to Sarajevo, Hilary and Jackie and Millions, which was also his first book. He has also written episodes of Coronation Street and Brookside, so you probably know his stories from your TV set. He is not a millionaire and has no plans to rob a bank! However, during a short-lived career as an assistant at a puppet show, he earned a fortune entirely in small change. He believes this is how he first became interested in the problems created by user-unfriendly cash. Just like Damian in Millions, he is a Catholic who is fascinated by stories of the saints.

His second book, Framed was inspired by a news story he’d read in an old scrapbook: During the Second World War, a collection of valuable paintings from the National Gallery was hidden in a slate mine for safekeeping. He couldn’t resist imagining how all of that great art might have affected the people who lived near the mine.

Frank lives in Liverpool, with his wife and family of seven children.

Books by Frank Cottrell Boyce

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over the Moon

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over the Moon

  • Cosmic

    Cosmic

  • Framed

    Framed

  • Millions

    Millions

  • The Unforgotten Coat

    The Unforgotten Coat

Awards

Millions, Frank’s debut novel, won the 2004 Carnegie Medal and was shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award. His second novel, Framed, was shortlisted for the 2005 Whitbread Children’s Fiction Award and has also been shortlisted for the 2005 Carnegie Medal.