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y Charlie and the War Against the Grannies single work   children's fiction   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'I didn't want Mrs Cyclopolos to explode. I just wanted a paper round.

'My name is Charlie Ian Duncan. I will be 12 on 2 February. I have written this history of my war with the grannies because I need everyone to know that I didn't mean for Mrs Cyclopolos to blow up. I just wanted a paper round.

'When I say 'my war with the grannies', I really mean the war I waged alongside my best friend Hils, my second-best-friend Rashid, Peter the Iraqi who isn't afraid of anything (well apart from one thing), Warren and his magical bike TwelveSpeed and those crazy people we met underground.

'The grannies started it when I asked them about a paper round and they sprayed me in the face with rooster brand chilli sauce and made me think that I was dead. Hils and I decided to go to war with them but then I discovered one of the grannies had a glass eye and I wasn't sure if it was okay to go to war against someone with a glass eye but then I discovered that the granny with the glass eye could pinch bricks in half, turn her snot-covered hankies into deadly throwing weapons and possessed a truly terrible device called the Gnashing Gnet.

'It's all true.

'Especially the bit about me not wanting anyone to blow up. ' (Publication summary)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 2016 .
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      Extent: 268p.
      Description: illus. (b & w)
      Note/s:
      • Published 28th June 2016
      ISBN: 9781743540121

Works about this Work

TV and Stage Actor Relishes Creating Whole World of His Own Karen Hardy , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 26 June 2016; (p. 12)
'Writing a book for children gave Alan Brough full control of the creative process, for a change, writes Karen Hardy.'
Alan Brough's Charlie and the War Against the Grannies Karen Hardy , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 25 June 2016;

— Review of Charlie and the War Against the Grannies Alan Brough 2016 single work children's fiction
'Alan Brough is chuffed when I tell him that my 13-year-old son, my reluctant reader, loved his new book Charlie and the War Against the Grannies. It might have had something to do with the title; my son had something of a run in with one of his grannies in recent times; but it was high praise indeed when he deemed the book "not boring". ...'
Review : Charlie and the War Against the Grannies Wendy Noble , 2016 single work
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2016; (p. 58)

— Review of Charlie and the War Against the Grannies Alan Brough 2016 single work children's fiction
Me My Shelf I : Alan Brough 2016 single work interview
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2016; (p. 12-14)
Alan Brough's Charlie and the War Against the Grannies Karen Hardy , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 25 June 2016;

— Review of Charlie and the War Against the Grannies Alan Brough 2016 single work children's fiction
'Alan Brough is chuffed when I tell him that my 13-year-old son, my reluctant reader, loved his new book Charlie and the War Against the Grannies. It might have had something to do with the title; my son had something of a run in with one of his grannies in recent times; but it was high praise indeed when he deemed the book "not boring". ...'
Review : Charlie and the War Against the Grannies Wendy Noble , 2016 single work
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2016; (p. 58)

— Review of Charlie and the War Against the Grannies Alan Brough 2016 single work children's fiction
TV and Stage Actor Relishes Creating Whole World of His Own Karen Hardy , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 26 June 2016; (p. 12)
'Writing a book for children gave Alan Brough full control of the creative process, for a change, writes Karen Hardy.'
Me My Shelf I : Alan Brough 2016 single work interview
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2016; (p. 12-14)
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