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‘Northern Soul’ by Phil Earle

Northern Soul

Phil Earle

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From award-winning author Phil Earle comes the hilariously
agonising account of one teenage boy’s disastrous attempts to win the heart of the cool new girl at school.

Up until now, Marv’s uneventful life has revolved around playing football with his best mate, Jimmy. But things take a turn for the dramatic with the arrival at school of new girl Carly Stonehouse. Marv falls in love at first sight, but there’s no way a girl like Carly will ever look at him. Unless, perhaps, he enlists help from a very unusual source.

Follow Marv on his hilariously agonising quest for love, featuring his Croc-loving dad, a fast-food addicted musical idol from the past and some of the most cringeworthy song lyrics you might ever have heard …

About the Author

Phil Earle was born and raised in Hull and kick-started his love of books with a job as a children’s bookseller. Phil now works in children’s publishing and is the award-winning author of several books for young readers including Get Me Out of Here, a recent collaboration with Andy McNab, and the young adult novels Being Billy, and Mind the Gap. Phil’s When the Sky Falls was Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month for June 2021. 

Book Details:

Published: January 2024
ISBN: 9781800902039
Format: Paperback
Page extent: 104 pages

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