Both of his children's novels are on a big scale - wildly filmic adventures set against family life. A boy finds a million dollars at the bottom of the garden; art treasures and the perfect crime. "I've got kids," Cottrell Boyce says laconically, "I already have a constrained domestic existence. Most of my life is at home or standing outside schools - so of course I wanted to write big adventures, not school gates dramas."
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
In The Guardian screenwriter and children's writer Frank Cottrell Boyce talks to Dina Rabinovitch.