Watch highlights from the hugely successful event at edge Hill university with much-loved author Frank Cottrell Boyce reading from his award-winning book The Unforgotten Coat.
The Unforgotten Coat has since won The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 2012 and Best Children’s Book at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2013. It has also been put forward for the prestigious 2104 Board on Books for Young People International Honours List. The nomination is because the book highlights the lives of today’s young asylum seekers.
The evening was also the last chance to see the stunning and atmospheric photography from the book, which transforms Liverpool into a version of Mongolia through the medium of Polaroid photos. The imagery was created by film-maker and musician Carl Hunter and film-maker and photographer Clare Heney, who both lecture at Edge Hill University.