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15th February - New Author - Sam Copeland - To Visit Blackmore


  • The Author

SAM COPELAND is a literary agent and director at Rogers, Coleridge and White. He has worked in publishing for fifteen years and was a bookseller for three years before that. Sam is originally from Manchester and now lives in London with his wife and three children. Charlie Changes Into A Chicken is his debut novel.


  • The Book

CHARLIE MCGUFFIN is an optimist, but things are conspiring against him. He’s worried about his brother (who’s in hospital), his parents (who are panicking) and the school bully (who has Charlie in his sights). The thing is, Charlie’s never really been stressed before – not properly, sweatily, heartpumpingly stressed – and now he’s starting to panic. And this is bad, because Charlie’s just learnt that when he gets stressed, he turns into an animal, all sorts of animals. A flea. A pigeon. A rhino. Who knows what’s next? With the help of his three best friends, Charlie needs to find a way to deal with his crazy new power – and fast. Brilliantly funny with a heartwarming message that touches on how children cope with stress, this is THE young fiction book

that everyone will be talking about in 2019.