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Crongton Knights: Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

Alex Wheatle

3 Reviews

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Fiction, Children's Fiction

From the acclaimed author of Liccle Bit, comes another story from the South Crong council estate in inner city London.

Living on the South Crongton council estate has its worries - and life for McKay has been even tougher since his mum died.

His dad has been working all hours to keep the bailiffs from their door.

His brother is always out riding the streets at night, tempting trouble.

And now, having strayed off his turf on a 'heroic' (if misguided) mission to help out a girl, McKay finds himself facing a friend's crazy ex-boyfriend, some power-tripping hood-rats and a notoriously violent gangster with a vendetta which hits too close to home.

Poor McKay. He never asked for trouble . . . But during one madcap night of adventure and danger, he will find out who his true friends are and what it means to stick with your family.

CRONGTON KNIGHTS is a very funny, very moving story that shows that although life is testing, the lessons learned the hard way are the ones you'll never forget.

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Praise for Crongton Knights: Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

  • A gripping tale of family and friends, love and loyalty

  • Wise as well as witty, understanding rather than blinkered, this novel is a joy to read

  • My book of the year . . . A gritty delight

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Alex Wheatle

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.

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