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The Humiliations of Welton Blake

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FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £12.99 PUBLICATION DATE: 15/01/2021 ISBN: 9781781129494

The Humiliations of Welton Blake

Alex Wheatle

Barrington Stoke

Hilarity follows disaster in this sharp-witted tale of the trials of pre-teen life, from award-winning and critically acclaimed ‘Crongton’ author Alex Wheatle.

Welton Blake has done it - he’s asked out Carmella McKenzie, the best looking girl in school and she’s only gone and said yes! But just as he thinks his luck, and life, is starting to change, Welton’s phone breaks kickstarting a series of unfortunate, humiliating, and sometimes gross events. Life for Welton is about to go very, very wrong …

Selling Points

  • A laugh-out-loud, lighter look at life from bestselling, award-winning author Alex Wheatle who is renowned for his sharp wit and incomparable use of language;
  • Aimed at a younger audience than Alex’s other titles and featuring a truly relatable protagonist, this is a brilliant cross-over novel for the pre-teen/early high-school reader;
  • Alex’s star is on the rise with a new historical novel publishing in October 2020, his Crongton series being adapted for TV, and director Steve McQueen adapting his life story for an episode in his new limited series.