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A Kidnapping: Radio4 Drama

‘A Kidnapping’ is a three-part radio play for BBC Radio 4 and enjoyed both critical success and a certain amount of controversy after its recent broadcast. Set in the Philippines, it tells the story of two foolish teachers who realise they have the most extraordinary opportunity. They work at Manila’s top international school, and have open access to the children of the rich and famous. Would it be possible to kidnap a child, and make instant-millions? So quick, so easy, so harmless… The ransom would be paid in cash – fast – and the teachers would be out of the country at the end of their contract. The child would be safe, and they’d be millionaires.

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Andy is currently working on a two-book deal for David Fickling Books. The first is almost complete, and could be described as an elaborate, serious, semi-political farce-thriller. Its working title is “Work Experience,” and the premise is simple: how much mayhem can a group of children cause in their various W.E. placements?

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Trash Press Release



Richard Curtis to Adapt and Stephen Daldry Attached to Direct
Andy Mulligan’s Best-Selling Novel

28th March 2011: Random House Children’s Books and Jane Turnbull are thrilled to announce that Working Title Films and PeaPie Films have acquired the film rights to Trash, the acclaimed novel by British author, Andy Mulligan in a deal brokered by Jenne Casarotto of Casarotto Ramsay Associates.

Richard Curtis, Britain’s most successful screenwriter will adapt the novel. Alongside his many award-winning original screenplays for television (Blackadder, Vicar Of Dibley) and film (Four Weddings And A Funeral, Notting Hill), Curtis has also adapted previous literary work, including The Ladies Detective Agency and recently War Horse for director Stephen Spielberg.


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Trash paperback peek

See the paperback design

This is forthcoming paperback version - stunning artwork, and a whole clutch of press comments. I think the artists have caught the location beautifully: it could be Calcutta, Rio, Manila - you just don't know. And that triumphant child, caught in the storm...
It will be in the shops from March 31st.

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