Phil Earle Phil Earle was born and raised in the great city of Hull.
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Being Billy - Phil Earle
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Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children's books Authors. Being Billy by Phil Earle.
Thought-provoking and moving story of a boy who's been in long-term care. Unreliable narration gives this story direct impact and a big punch. His little brother and sister keep him going, though they can't keep him out of trouble.
It moved me to tears' - Jacqueline Wilson. Billy's voice doesn't falter. Phil Earle was born, raised and schooled in Hull.
Being Billy by Phil Earle - review
His first job was as a care worker in a children's home, an experience that influenced the ideas behind Being Billy. He then trained as a drama therapist and worked in a therapeutic community in south London, caring for traumatized and abused adolescents. After a couple of years in the care sector, Phil chose the more sedate lifestyle of a bookseller, and now works in children's publishing.