Dave’s Murder Mile

Fourteen year old Joe’s future as a runner is threatened by his father, Dave, who can’t let go of his past, an era when athletes were penalized by the Amateur Athletics Association if they ran a race organized by a professional association. Joe needs parental permission to run the National Cross Country, an amateur race. But he’s run the Murder Mile, a professional race, so dad won’t sign the form to allow Joe to run the Nationals. Joe can’t believe his own father is standing in the way of his dream. Then things begin to happen and Dad begins to worry. Can he accept change? If he doesn’t he’s in danger of losing everything he values, including his son.

  • Lyn Towers
  • SAM: Listen to your dad love. He knows.
    Extract from ‘Dave’s Murder Mile’ by Lyn Towers
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    Extract from ‘Albert’ by Janice Sampson
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    Extract from ‘Followers’ by Ruby Clarke
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    Extract from ‘King of the Castles’ by Frank Hill
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    Extract from ‘When George Came to Bradford by Nuzhat Ali
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    Extract from ‘The Smoking Companion’ by Joleen White
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