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    • ISBN:9781408316658
    • Publication date:07 Jun 2012
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Not Just the Blues

Book 1

By Claire O'Brien

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A brilliant new comic voice for 9+ girls


One day, I, Cordelia Codd, will be glamorous. I will take taxis everywhere, have an absurd-looking little dog, and Wednesdays will be manicure day.

But for now, I'm stuck with:

a totally un-glamorous school bus chauffeur,
two mean EX-best friends,
a 50% reduction in parents,
and cat litter Fridays.

Did I tell you how utterly ridiculous my life is...?

Biographical Notes

Claire O'Brien has worked as a teacher in the UK, USA and Colombia. She spent many years in Yorkshire, where she brought up her son, and now lives in London with her partner. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University.

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  • ISBN: 9781408314012
  • Publication date: 07 Jun 2012
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
Full of comically expressed anger and quirky ideas, this is a story with wisdom, laughs and a satisfying ending — The Sunday Times
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Ideal for fans of Jacqueline Wilson ... The book is written with a real insight into the feelings of pre-teen girls, with all the emotions vividly described — Parents In Touch
If you ever stumble upon this book in a library or bookshop, pick it up and DON'T PUT IT DOWN! You'll love it and that's a guarantee ... the perfect book for any girls aged 8 - 13 — The Guardian
Visually eye-catching ... A quirky, unusual novel — School Librarian
Hilarious — Angels & Urchins
Full of comically expressed anger and quirky ideas, this is a story with wisdom, laughs and a satisfying ending. — Sunday Times
An entertaining, well-written and warm-hearted story about dealing positively with life's unexpected problems. — booktrust
Visually eye-catching... a quirky, unusual novel. — School Librarian
Ideal for fans of Jacqueline Wilson... the book is written with a real insight into the feelings of pre-teen girls, with all the emotions vividly described. — Parents In Touch
If you ever stumble upon this book in a library or bookshop, pick it up. You'll love it and that's a guarantee. An emotional rollercoaster. Cordelia Codd is the perfect book for any girls aged 8-13. — Guardian
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