Joseph Wills at St Neots book signing
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St Neots author Joseph Wills, 12, has publishing wish granted

24 June 2013 Last updated at 20:51 BST

The dreams of a 12-year-old boy who lives with a rare life-threatening genetic condition have come true as his first science-fiction novel, The World, is published.

Joseph Wills, from St Neots in Cambridgeshire, has lived with Arterial Tortuosity Syndrome since he was 10-months-old. The condition affects his heart and he has spent much of his life in hospital.

His wish to have a book published was granted by the Starlight Foundation, which works with seriously ill young people.

BBC Look East's Mike Liggins reports.