The Exiles: The Exiles At Home
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.
In the media
McKay has created a boisterous, chaotic family which always makes me want to rush out and adopt three sisters.
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.