It's an exciting day for Timothy Flowers. It's the third of November, and it's Friday, and it's his twenty-first birthday. When Timothy walks to his usual street corner to see his favourite special bus, he meets Charlie. Charlie is a builder who is desperate for Timothy's help because Timothy is very tall, six feet six inches. Timothy has never had a job before - or no work that he's kept for more than a day. But when Timothy and Charlie have to collect money from a local thug, things don't exactly go according to plan...
Over the course of one day, Timothy's life will change for ever.
Authentic and beautiful, urgent and honest, this novel does what only the best do: it quietly makes room in your heart
Tender and heart-breaking
Startlingly funny. Balances the gritty with the feel good
Beautiful and heartbreaking
A beautiful story told with compassion, urgency and wit
A touching, thought-provoking debut
Vivid and endearing - a very powerful book
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