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Bring me the head of Oliver Plunkett
Colin Bateman
Hodder Children's Books
UK Publication Date

Someone has stolen Saint Oliver Plunkett's head. It should be safe in Drogheda Cathedral, emanating its healing powers and generally looking rather scary. With the help of the boy who blames himself for the theft, Eddie and his gang get on the case. But it's not long before the other gangs are involved, including Captain Black and the Reservoir Pups...

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Colin Bateman was a journalist in Northern Ireland before becoming a full-time writer. His first novel, Divorcing Jack, won the Betty Trask Prize, and all his novels have been critically acclaimed. He wrote the screenplays for the feature films of Divorcing Jack, Crossmaheart and Wild About Harry. He lives in Ireland with his family.

Bateman's dry sense of humour makes this a very readable choice for the nine-plus
Newbury Weeekly News

Raw, edgy, unstoppably energetic and very, very funny. Older boys in particular will love this outrageous adventure.
Bookfest 2004

Cinematic action, droll narration, and imaginative plotting guarantee wide and varied readerly appeal
Centre for Children's Books

Thriller plot turns and pacing will keep these pages turning
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Gangs - Great Britain - Juvenile fiction.|Theft of relics - Juvenile fiction.|Adventure stories.|Children's stories.
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