Mistakes in the Background
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Mistakes in the Background by Laura Dockrill
Book DescriptionFeast your eyes on a treasury of words and illustrations from one of the most exciting young talents around, recently voted by The Times as one of the top ten literary talents of 2008. Enter the weird and wonderful world of Laura Dockrill ...I draw like a left-handed baby, I can hardly spell my own name and watching me use a glue-stick is a bit like watching a large bear trying to ram his own head into a pocket-sized cat-flap ...no, really. But once the book is finished, when I can see the pages coming together, getting thicker and thicker, detailed and covered with stories and my imagination recorded on pages ...everything at last makes sense (to me at least). I did this because I have got things to say. I've got pictures I want you to see and characters I want you to meet - the crying ice-skating boy, the Rolf Harris obsessive, the rude girl in McDonalds with the chocolate milkshake and the try-hard Mighty Boosh watching mum. I don't keep a diary. I think they're crap. But this is much more than a diary. This is my map.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780007300594
(210mm x 148mm x 11mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Darcy Burdock: Sorry About Me, Paperback (July 2014)» View all books by Laura Dockrill
Cue a mega-meltdown in a pet shop and then the arrival of Pork, an angry dumpling of a cat who terrifies Lamb-Beth. And while chaos rules at home, Will's long-lost dad has turned-up and taken him out of school. Who will Darcy be friends with now? Must she hang-out with school secretary Mavis every day for all eternity?
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Author Biography - Laura Dockrill
Laura Dockrill is a poet and illustrator from South London. A graduate of The Brit School of Performing Arts, twenty-three year old Laura was recently named one of the top ten literary stars of 2008 according to The Times. Her sassy and unique way with words has captivated audiences at gigs and festivals everywhere. Laura has created artwork for Kate Nash and everything from chocolate wrappers to condom tins.
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