Former Woodhouse High School Pupil releases Novel

Saturday, 12th April 2014

A former Woodhouse High School pupil has released his first novel.

Tamworth author Ben Davis’s debut novel, the Private Blog of Joe Cowley was released on Thursday 3rd April by Oxford University Press.

The book, which charts the life of a fourteen year old boy as he adjusts to life with his school bully as his new step brother, has been described as the Diary of the Wimpy Kid for the older generation. It has already been selected as a Top Ten Summer Read by the Reading Agency.

Ben, a former Woodhouse High pupil used his upbringing in Tamworth as his inspiration for the book, and still lives in the town today.

There was a launch party for the book today,  12th April at the Landau Forte Academy in Amington, the site of the former Woodhouse High School.  The event included a short reading and a signing.

The Private Blog of Joe Cowley is available now from Amazon, Waterstones and WHSmith online.