The Exiles At Home
By Hilary Mckay
Earning money to sponsor a child in Africa has never been so difficult, or more hilarious, as the four Conroy sisters discover! The second novel in the much-loved Exiles series and winner of the Smarties Prize.
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 £10 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.
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. A graduate of Botany and Zoology from St Andrews University, Hilary now writes full-time. She lives in Derbyshire with her husband and two children.
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06 Sep 2007
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Hodder Children's Books
McKay has created a boisterous, chaotic family which always makes me want to rush out and adopt three sisters. — TES
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 a genius for domestic comedy. — The Sunday Times
Hilary McKay's strength lies in her understanding of young people and her ability to evoke them very simply. — The Guardian