Adrian Edmondson

Junkyard Jack and the Horse That Talked
  • Junkyard Jack and the Horse That Talked

  • 'Can all animals talk?' Jack asked.

    'Well, of course they can,' said Boadicea the Shetland Pony. 'We're not idiots, you know.'

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    Jack is a very small and bendy boy. So small and bendy, that he can hide inside his own school bag!

    Other than bending and hiding, his favourite thing to do is to go to Old Mr Mudge's junkyard and ride the horses, Lightning and Boadicea.

    It's definitely better than going home to his drippy Aunt Violet, smelly Uncle Ted and evil cousin Kelly.

    But when he (accidentally) runs away, he finds himself on an adventure to free his mum from prison- with the help of a lot of talking animals!

    Filled with excitement, fun and far too much horse poo, this is the hilarious new story from national treasure Ade Edmondson, author of Tilly and the Time Machine.

Adrian Edmondson, the son of a peripatetic geography teacher, was born in Bradford in 1957 and brought up in Cyprus, Bahrain and Uganda. After studying drama at Manchester University he moved to London where he became one of the leading lights of the burgeoning comedy scene, helping to establish the reputation of the original Comedy Store and Comic Strip clubs. Starring as Vyvyan in the award-winning television series The Young Ones, he was also one of the original The Comic Strip Presents ... team, notably creating the spoof heavy metal band Bad News. He starred in two improvised films for television, Honest, Decent and True and Newshounds, winner of the 1990 BAFTA for best single drama, and played Brad in the West End revival of The Rocky Horror Show, and Estragon in the first West End production of Waiting for Godot. In 1991 Adrian teamed up once again with his longtime comedy partner, Rik Mayall, and created Bottom, their most popular sitcom to date. Adrian Edmondson is married to Jennifer Saunders, lives in Richmond, and has three children. The Gobbler is his first novel.