Helen Rutter

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Helen Rutter

Helen Rutter is a children’s author, and former actress and comedian. The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh is her first novel, inspired by the experiences of her son, who has a stammer. Before becoming a writer, Helen was an actress, with small parts in Coronation Street, Holby City, and more. She also performed some stand-up comedy, an experience which informed her writing of The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh. She lives outside Sheffield with her husband, two children, and two dogs.

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The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh

The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh audiobook front cover.
The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh audiobook

Billy Plimpton is an 11-year-old boy with a big dream. He wants to be a stand-up comedian when he grows up: delivering pinpoint punch-lines and having audiences hang on his every hilarious word. A tough career for anyone, but surely impossible for Billy, who has a stammer. How will he find his voice, if his voice won't let him speak?

The idea for this story came from Helen Rutter's son, who has a stammer: she wanted to write the book that he would love to read, starring a child like him.

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