Winner of the UKRA Book Award 1995
When Matt Collins gets a cheque in the post for £1,227,309.87, he's not sure if it's really his or whether he'll ever be allowed to spend it. But it is his, he can spend it on whatever he wants, and that's exactly what he does. But being an eleven year old millionaire is complicated, and it's a while before he sorts out what he really wants, and whether money can buy it.
I've always been interested in money - I'm amazed they don't teach more about it in school - and this was my attempt to put what little I'd learnt in a story. I gave this book once to a boy who said he wasn't going to read it if Matt just lost all his money at the end. Quite right too. And it's all right, he doesn't.