Briggy, Caldonia, and Terror need to get rich quick in this hilarious and heartfelt 'Crongton Noir' from best-selling author Alex Wheatle.
Life on the Crongton estate can be rough for Briggsy. Dad's lost his job, Mum's working so hard to make ends meet, and big brother Kingsley just wants out. With all of the shouting and arguing it's difficult not to get lost in the mix. So when his best mate Terror and coolest chick in the year Caldonia, cook up a plan to make a quick buck, Briggsy hopes it might be his time to shine. Robbing the Post Office? What could go wrong...
A brilliantly real and funny tale of teenage life on one of the toughest estates in London.
Alex Wheatle is the best-selling 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’s Children’s Fiction Prize. He lives in London with his family.
Children’s & educational
Paperback - B format
Children's, Teenage & educational