Second Best

Second Best

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Publisher's Synopsis

'An exquisitely bittersweet comedy of life's missed opportunities' Jonathan Coe, author of Bournville

A magical imagining of the fate of a fictional boy whose life is shaped forever when he loses out on the role of Harry Potter.

It's 1999. Martin Hill is ten years old, crazy about Arsenal and has a minor crush on a girl named Betty. Then he makes it to the final two in the casting for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

In the end, the other boy is picked for the role of a lifetime. A devastated Martin tries to move on with his life. But how can he escape his failure, especially when it's the most famous film series in the world? 

Foenkinos's smash-hit Second Best is a playful, poignant story about fate, loss and how the lives we wish we'd led might not be all they're cracked up to be . . .

Book information

ISBN: 9781913547592
Publisher: Gallic Books
Imprint: Gallic Books
Pub date:
Edition: C format original
DEWEY: 843.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 194g
Height: 137mm
Width: 217mm
Spine width: 17mm