EVENT 24/06/24 Tom Allen introduces The Life Of Riley (Bishop Road Primary discount)

Regular price £6.79

Tom Allen

Category: Children 9-12

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Troubadour

ISBN 13: 9781805142461

We're delighted to welcome Tom Allen to Bishop Road Primary School on Monday 24th June to introduce his footballing adventure story, The Life Of Riley.

On this page you can purchase a copy of the book with a special discount of 15%.

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Books will be signed and delivered to the school on the day of the event. 

Please purchase your books by 11.59pm on Thursday 20th June. Any books purchased after this date may not be signed and may need to be collected from Max Minerva's at 47 Henleaze Road, BS9 4BL.


Riley Adams has three passions in life: family, friends and football. Despite often finding school difficult, Riley finds happiness in friendships with his ‘band of brothers and sisters’, who play for his beloved Highfield Flyers FC. Riley and the Flyers learn to play together and focus, bringing them great moments and taking them close to glory.

Rivalries form and the desire to win grows until…Riley’s world is turned upside down when his mum receives life-changing news. Can he really care about football again? What will happen to Mum? How will he cope with life now? 


Tom Allen worked as a Primary School Teacher, mostly teaching 9 to 11-year-olds and has over 20 years voluntary sports coaching experience. He loves the power of sports and books and how they can inspire young people. His friend Rich passed away recently, leaving his incredible wife and three amazing children. Parts of the story are inspired by his friend's tragic passing, and he hopes the themes explored in his story will give strength and guide younger children who have also lost a loved one.