Alex Wheatle is the bestselling author of several books including the modern classic Brixton Rock, and the multi-award winning Crongton series. He was awarded an MBE for his services to literature in 2008, has been twice nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and has won numerous awards including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.
A gripping tale of family and friends, love and loyaltyWise as well as witty, understanding rather than blinkered, this novel is a joy to readMy book of the year . . . A gritty delight