Money can' t buy you love. But it can buy many other very nice things.
Lia' s mum is a nag, her sister' s a pain and she' s getting nowhere in pursuit of the potentially paranormal Raf.
Then she wins GBP 8 million in the lottery, and suddenly everything is different. But will Lia' s fortune create more problems than it solves?
Everyone dreams of winning the lottery - but what' s it really like? Find out in this hilarious story by Keren David, nominated for the Carnegie medal.
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Keren David was brought up in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire and went to school in Hatfield. She left school at 18 and got a job as a messenger girl on a newspaper, then turned down a place to read English at university to take an apprenticeship as a junior reporter. She was freelancing as a reporter on the old Fleet Street by her mid-twenties and, after living and working in Scotland for two years, was appointed as a news editor on The Independent at the age of 27. She worked at The Independent for six years, moving from news to become a commissioning editor on the Comment pages. She and her family then went to live in Amsterdam for eight years where she was editor in chief of a photo-journalism agency. On returning to the UK in 2007 she decided to attend a course on writing for children at the City University. When I Was Joe started out as a project for that course. She lives in London with her husband and two children and studying for an Open University degree in Humanities with Art History. To read a Q&A with Keren David, click here