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The Exiles: The Exiles At Home

Written by Hilary McKay

Part of the The Exiles Series

The Exiles: The Exiles At Home Synopsis

The second novel in the much-loved Exiles series and winner of the Smarties Prize. When Ruth Conroy decides to sponsor a child in Africa, she is unprepared for the difficulties involved in finding GBP10 a month. So she enlists the help of her sisters - Phoebe, Naomi and Rachel - who are only too eager to dream up hare-brained fund-raising schemes . . . Undisciplined baby-sitters, unhygienic caterers or fraudulent pavement artists, their hilarious projects never fail to cause chaos and mayhem.

The Exiles: The Exiles At Home Press Reviews

Hilary McKay's strength lies in her understanding of young people and her ability to evoke them very simply. * The Guardian * McKay has a genius for domestic comedy. * The Sunday Times * PRAISE FOR THE CASSON FAMILY BOOKS: 'Hilary McKay's wittily observed portrayals of family life are full of warmth, vitality and irrepressible good humour.' * Kate Agnew, The Guardian * McKay has created a boisterous, chaotic family which always makes me want to rush out and adopt three sisters. * TES *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340950524
Publication date: 6th September 2007
Author: Hilary McKay
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 176 pages

About Hilary McKay

Hilary McKay won the Guardian Children's Award with her first novel, The Exiles. Her subsequent work has achieved similar recognition - The Exiles at Home won the Smarties Prize and Saffy's Angel won the Whitbread and was selected for the inaugural Booked up list. Most recently, the acclaimed Binny for Short was longlisted for the 2014 Carnegie Medal.. A graduate of Botany and Zoology from St Andrews University, Hilary now writes full-time. She lives in Derbyshire with her family. You can read her character Rose Casson's blog by clicking here - and Rose's tweets on the right hand side of this ...

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