Tom Mitchell

Join Tom Mitchell as he talks about the trick to writing funny books, how his books have a 'filmic' quality and how being a teacher has influenced his writing.
Funny, Filmic Adventures with Tom Mitchell

About The Author:

 Tom Mitchell is mostly father, partly writer. Growing up in the West Country, he settled in London after a brief interlude in the East Midlands. ‘How To Rob A Bank’ was his first novel, written during the school holidays of his teaching job. He lives in Orpington with his wife and two sons. He can be found tweeting at @cakesthebrain. 

About The Book:

‘That Time I Got Kidnapped’ is the second hilarious novel from the author of the funny, filmic and fast-paced crime-caper ‘How To Rob A Bank’. When fourteen-year-old Jacob misses his connecting flight in Chicago, he tries to complete his journey to LA by Greyhound bus. But on board he meets American teenager Jennifer, who is carrying a mysterious package and being chased by an enigmatic pursuer known only as ‘the Cowboy’… And she needs a partner in crime. The unlikely pair soon find themselves on the road-trip of a lifetime – a funny, filmic, page-turning adventure, ideal for readers aged 11+.


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