The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman

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What do you get when you cross a painfully awkward son, lofty comedic ambition and a dead best friend? Norman. Norman and Jax were a legendary comedic duo in waiting. They had a plan to take them all the way to the Edinburgh Fringe in just 5 years’ time. But when Jax dies before they turn twelve, Norman decides a tribute act for his best friend just can’t wait – so he rewrites their plan: 1. Look after mum 2. Find Dad 3. Get to the Edinburgh Fringe. Sadie won’t win a mother of the year award anytime soon and not knowing exactly who her son’s father is isn’t topping her list of achievements. But if performing at the Fringe and finding his dad is what will help Norman through, they’re going to make it happen.

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Description

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‘One of those gorgeous books that completely lifts your spirits and restores your faith in humanity’ – Ruth Jones, co-creator of Gavin and Stacey and bestselling author of Us Three
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It was a journey they would always remember . . . for a friend they’d never forget.

Norman and Jax are a legendary comedic duo in waiting, with a five-year plan to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe by the time they’re fifteen. But when Jax dies before they turn twelve, Norman decides a tribute act for his best friend just can’t wait, so he rewrites their plan:

1. Look after mum | 2. Find Dad | 3. Get to the Edinburgh Fringe

Sadie knows she won’t win Mother of the Year and she’s not proud she doesn’t know who her son’s father is. But when she finds Norman’s list, all she wants is to see her son smile again… So they set off on a pilgrimage to Edinburgh, making a few stops to find Norman’s dad along the way.

The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman is an inspiring, feel-good novel about a small boy with a big heart – and even bigger dreams.

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‘Tender and hilarious… the perfect tonic for our current times’ – Katherine Parkinson
‘As moving as it is funny. And its very funny.’ – Romesh Ranganathan
‘He’s wheedled his way into my heart, and I suspect I’ll have a Norman-shaped hole there forever’ – Clare Pooley, author of The Authenticity Project

Readers are in love with Norman:

***** ‘An amazing book of determination and not giving up when things are difficult’
***** ‘Norman is one of the most lovable characters I have ever met’
***** ‘This books breaks your heart in one sentence and makes you laugh the next’

Additional information

Weight 0.557 kg
Dimensions 23 × 16 × 3.3 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

400

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K