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The Incredible Luck of Alfie Pluck

Jamie Rix

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Fiction, Children's Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

Discover the REAL meaning of 'luck' in this laugh-out-loud funny novel from the award-winning creator of Grizzly Tales.

What do a worried prime minister, a chicken dropped from a skyscraper window, a bully called Frog and an alien invasion have in common All are ingredients in Jamie Rix's riotous new stand-alone novel for the 9-12 age group.

Alfie Gutter is the unluckiest boy alive - until he unwittingly eats the chicken which contains the highly-sought-after luck gene. Once his secret is exposed, no end of people want the gene for their own ambitious (and sometimes downright selfish) purposes. And Alfie is on the run.

But there's more than one kind of luck, and Alfie's escape from his pursuers is an hilarious roller coaster of good fortune and bad.

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Jamie Rix

Jamie Rix was born in London in 1958 and has three brothers and sisters. He is also a TV Producer and Director and has worked on comedy shows such as Smith and Jones and many others. He lives in Battersea with his wife and two children

For twenty five years, Jamie Rix has combined a career in television as a director, writer and producer with writing for children. He has worked on a wide variety of comedy programmes including the BAFTA winning The Revenge Files of Alistair Fury and Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids, as well as the British Comedy Award winning Faith in the Future and most recently the BBC sitcoms My Hero and Not Going Out. He continues writing for television and film, as well as writing books for children of all ages.

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