Annal: 1972 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

Results of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in the year 1972.

Book:A Likely Lad

A Likely Lad

Gillian Avery

Willy Overs is a 12-year-old Manchester boy early last century, whose aspirations to shine academically look like being thwarted by his Father's well-intentioned desire for his son's early employment. Willy runs away and spends a few days helping an old lady run her country shop, during which time he grows up and is able to face his father back home.

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