Dylan is the only boy living in the tiny Welsh town of Manod. His parents run the Snowdonia Oasis Auto Marvel garage - and when he's not trying to persuade his sisters to play football, Dylan is in charge of the petrol log. And that means he gets to keep track of everyone coming in and out of Manod - what car they drive, what they're called, even their favourite flavour of crisps. But when a mysterious convoy of lorries trundles up the misty mountainside towards an old, disused mine, even Dylan is confounded. Who are these people - and what have they got to hide?
A story inspired by a press cutting describing how, during WWII, the treasured contents of London's National Gallery were stored in Welsh slate mines. Once a month, a morale-boosting masterpiece would be unveiled in the village and then returned to London for viewing. This is a funny and touching exploration of how Art - its beauty and its value - touches the life of one little boy and his big family in a very small town.
©2006 Frank Cottrell Boyce; (P)2006 Macmillan Digital Audio
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"One that deserves to be a classic"
We took this on holiday, and the entire family was vastly entertained by it. The reading is beautiful - dry yet emotionally sincere - just right for the tone of the book - and the book manages to be very funny and very moving at the same time.
"Beautiful Welsh accent - thanks Jason! Ace story. "
I specifically chose it for three reasons which were:
1/ I remember the narrator in This Life as Welsh Warren and liked his accent.
2/ I wanted a real Welsh accent.
3/ I was very pleased it is set in Wales as I am Welsh.
I would like it read in Welsh Language as well, please.
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I thought this book was good because it was funny and suspenseful.
It's not a great book for bedtime though because it is very exiting
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"Funny funny- great for all"
Enjoyed by kids & adults alike. Brilliantly read.
Made our car journey fly by - a good read.
This book was terrible I did not like it
It was so boring the person reading this was just so boring I would never perches this book if I were you
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