... Ann! Congratulations Ann, if you could DM me your address on Twitter, I'll get the book posted off to you ASAP.
My oldest son, a stickler for doing these things correctly, wrote all the names out on a post it note each, folded them all very neatly, put them in my 8yo's cap, and picked one out with his eyes shut after I'd shuffled them around.
Thank to everyone for entering. Amanda, I have read The Lighthouse, and I really enjoyed it... until the ending! I felt somehow cheated by it. For me it was a little too ambiguous. I wonder if anyone else reacted in that way? The writing is marvellous though, and it had me hooked throughout.
Ann, Crafty and Rowena, I haven't read any of your suggestions but they all sound interesting. Rowena, yes, endings can be difficult to write and difficult to read sometimes... it doesn't have to be happy and I think it doesn't always have to surprise either... a surprise is good though! It does have to be satisfying, as you say, and I suppose it's subject to the you-can't-please-them-all-syndrome like everything else.
Thank you all for taking part and I hope you all get to read Little Boy Lost, beg, borrow or steal, I'd love to know what you make of it.