Melvin Burgess was born in London and brought up in Surrey and Sussex. He has had a variety of jobs before becoming a full-time writer. Before his first novel, he had short stories published and a play broadcast on Radio 4. He is now regarded as one of the best writers in contemporary children's literature, having won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for his acclaimed novel Junk.
Lady: My Life as a Bitch
(Paperback) - 2015
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SynopsisIf you gotta be a dog, be a bitch.
Sandra Francy is seventeen and under pressure pressure to be good and work hard at school. But shes fed up with all that. Shes been having fun, running wild some say too wild. Then she gets turned into a dog. Shes frightened at first, but she quickly realises there are pleasures she hardly knew existed. Is being human worth all the effort?