The lives of four sixteen-year-old boys are affected by a growing fondness for alcohol. Mark is the son of a domineering father, MD of a large brewing company. The other three pay local winos to obtain drink for them. All the boys are awaiting their GCSE results and the action unfolds in the course of a day or two either side of these results being published, culminating in tragedy when the boys' paths converge at the club owned by Mark's father.
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Robert Swindells taught for eight years before becoming a full-time writer. His books usually carry a message and are particularly directed to teenagers. He won the Children's Book Award twice - for BROTHER IN THE LAND and ROOM 13 - and the Carnegie Medal for STONE COLD. Robert lives on the Yorkshire Moors.
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Book Description Puffin, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. The lives of two 16 year old boys are affected by growing fondness for alcohol. Mark is the son of a domineering MD of a brewing company; Dennis Clissold is the son of a deserted mother. The action unfolds in the course of a day or two either side of their GCSE results. Bookseller Inventory # 017922