Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me

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. But now Mum has dropped a bombshell – she’s going to marry Dave! Billy is determined to stop the wedding. But as he makes secret plans to sabotage the wedding day, his life just keeps on getting more complicated – not helped by the classroom bully, or even his best friend, Big Lauren! Hilarious and heartbreaking by turns, this is a funny and poignant portrait of modern family life by a bestselling and highly acclaimed author.

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  • This book was nice, but no that wonderful.

    8 March 2014

  • This book was an okay book I didn’t really thin it was great but it wasn’t terrible either , I think this book is for children 8+ really

    8 March 2013

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  • Joanna Nadin

    Joanna studied drama at Hull, and later worked part-time for a juggling company whilst studying for a MA in Political communications in Peckham, London. Having worked for Alastair Campbell, she left Downing Street after the 2005 election, and now freelances as a government speech and TV scriptwriter. She has written five books for younger readers, some of which have been shortlisted for numerous awards.


    Joanna Nadin won the 2006 Lancashire Children’s Book Award for Maisie Morris.

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