Billy Elliot


By Melvin Burgess

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Based on the screenplay of the renowned film and musical - a story of a young boy trying to dance his way into the future ...

'A writer of the highest quality with exceptional powers of insight.' SUNDAY TIMES

' ... the novel stands alone as a compelling and moving story, but also complementd the film and will enhance it for those who have already seen it.' OBSERVER

Billy Elliot is growing up in a struggling coal-mining town in Yorkshire. His father wants him to learn to box, like he did, but Billy has other ideas. Encouraged in secret by a local teacher, he’s determined to dance his way to a different future ...

  • A wonderful new edition of Melvin Burgess's acclaimed novel, reissued to celebrate Chicken House's 20th anniversary.
  • Based on the motion picture screenplay of thr worldwide successful film and stage musical, written by Lee Hall.
  • Billy Elliot