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Bring Me the Head of Oliver Plunkett
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Author Colin Bateman
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Eddie & the Gang with No Name
Genre Crime, young adult
Publisher Hodder Children's
Publication date
13 May 2004 (2004-05-13)
Media type Print (Softcover)
Pages 315
ISBN 9780340877814
OCLC 55021694
Preceded by Reservoir Pups
Followed by The Seagulls Have Landed

Bring Me the Head of Oliver Plunkett is the second novel of the Eddie & the Gang with No Name trilogy by Northern Irish author, Colin Bateman, published on 13 May 2004 through Hodder Children's Books.


The story surrounds a twelve-year-old named Eddie and his affiliation with a local gang, known as the "Reservoir Pups".

Two runaway orphans, Pat and Sean, witness the theft of Saint Oliver Plunketts head from St. Peter's Church where it was on display for a forthcoming papal visit. Pat speaks to the primate of the church and discovers that he will be greatly embarrassed by the disappearance; Pat decides to help as he is feeling guilty for not preventing the crime initially. The orphans enlist the help of Eddie and his best-friend Mo in their task. Eddie and Mo, meanwhile, have been involved in some tasks for the Reservoir Pups which coincidentally involve the son of Scarface Cutler; a blind boy named Ivan and son of the thief in possession of the head.


  • Eddie Malone; twelve-year-old boy, protagonist of the story.
  • Mo; female albino best-friend of Eddie and leader of the Andytown Albinos gang.
  • Pat; runaway orphan boy who enlists Eddie in finding the head of the Saint Oliver Plunkett after witnessing its theft.
  • Sean; also a runaway orphan who witnessed the theft of the head.
  • The primate; stands to be greatly embarrassed by the loss of the head.
  • Gary; friend of Eddie who fond of explosives and explosions in general.
  • Scarface Cutler; violent criminal and holder of Plunkett's head.
  • Ivan; blind son of Cutler.
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