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Frank Cottrell Boyce: A Million Summer Suns

Friday 17th October - Friday 17th October

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Tickets can be booked at our Tickets Oxford page, or by phoning the ticket hotline at 01865 305305.

On the day of the event, tickets will only be available at The Story Museum. Our office number is 01865 790050 – but please be aware that the office is not regularly manned at weekends.

About the event

The indigenous people of the American Pacific do it by building totem poles. The Shuar people of the Amazon used to do it by shrinking heads. You might do it on Facebook. Whoever we are we define ourselves through stories. But a definition can also be a trap. And a definition can be wrong. What if we’ve been telling the wrong story all along?

The David Fickling Lecture in partnership with Seven Stories, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Age 7+.

Frank Cottrell-Boyce is a children’s writer. His first novel, Millions, won the Carnegie Medal in 2004 and was made into a film by Danny Boyle, who also picked Frank to be the writer for the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. His most recent book, The Unforgotten Coat, won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and Der Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, as well as being shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards.

Frank is also a screenwriter, noted for such films as Millions, 24 Hour Party People and The Railway Man.

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