Father and daughter link up for book

STORY-loving father and daughter Greg and Emily Weston have teamed up to write a new children's book - an exciting tale of youngsters challenged to turn a �5 note into a fortune.

STORY-loving father and daughter Greg and Emily Weston have teamed up to write a new children's book - an exciting tale of youngsters challenged to turn a �5 note into a fortune.

While 13-year-old Emily and her friends have been the inspiration behind her dad's previous books, it is the first time the pair have sat down together to write.

The end result is The Zillionaire Club for Thirteen Year Olds.

The story follows a group of teenagers who are each given a crisp new five pound note by their teacher and challenged to think big and try to turn it into a million - not realising the extraordinary lengths his class will go to and the bizarre things they will do in the pursuit of riches.

“We actually started writing Zillionaire a couple of years ago,” said Mr Weston, who lives with his wife, Julie, and children Emily, Jack, nine, and Katie, one, in Felixstowe.

“We had a few different story ideas and mixed them all together into the one book.

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“I wrote one storyline and Emily another.

“I love funny books, and Emily's zany sense of humour definitely adds something to the book, making it that much more outrageous!

“It has almost been a bit of a competition - which of us could make our bits of the book the funniest.”

Emily, a student at St Alban's High School in Ipswich, said: “Zillionaire's a very funny book and writing it was laugh. We hope everyone out there enjoys reading it too.”

Mr Weston, an accountant by day and a writer by night, also has a new children's book of his own out, The Inventor, about three boys from different backgrounds who come together to build bizarre rockets and inventions, many of them with catastrophic and hilarious results.

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