The Exiles: The Exiles At Home

Hilary McKay

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Hodder Children's Books

9780340950524
176
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 £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.

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