Frank’s unforgettable prize winner

Undated handout photo of children���s author Frank Cottrell Boyce who is writing a new series of books featuring the flying car Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday March 23, 2011. The first book of three will be published in November but the writer admitted he had ��?no idea�� why the family of the original author, James Bond creator Ian Fleming, had asked him to do it. It will bring the tale into the modern world and tell the story of a family who get more than they bargained for after they soup up their VW camper van with an old racing car engine. See PA story ARTS Chitty. Photo credit should read: PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo of children���s author Frank Cottrell Boyce who is writing a new series of books featuring the flying car Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday March 23, 2011. The first book of three will be published in November but the writer admitted he had ��?no idea�� why the family of the original author, James Bond creator Ian Fleming, had asked him to do it. It will bring the tale into the modern world and tell the story of a family who get more than they bargained for after they soup up their VW camper van with an old racing car engine. See PA story ARTS Chitty. Photo credit should read: PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
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RAINHILL author Frank Cotterell Boyce has been shortlisted for the prestigious Costa Book prize.

The writer is up against three others for the children’s book award title in the 2011 Costa Awards for his story The Unforgotten Coat.

Judges said: “This book demands to be picked up not only because it tackles a contemporary issue in a humane and engaging way, but also because it’s so splendidly produced.”

Frank said: “It’s amazing, this was a local project, it was written for Liverpool and it’s not like it had a big company pushing it. This was the last thing I expected.”

The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on January 24.

It was revealed earlier this year that Frank, who made his name as a TV and film scriptwriter, had been chosen to update Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.