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Rupert Kingfisher - Author

Rupert Kingfisher’s first book, Madame Pamplemousse and Her Incredible Edibles, was highly acclaimed. His favourite authors as a child were Roald Dahl, Susan Cooper and Ursula le Guin. He also loved American horror comics and French cartoon books such as Asterix and Tintin. It was on a family holiday to Paris that he visited a bookshop dedicated to books such as Tintin – and also ate anchovies for the first time, on a pizza from a street vendor. He says that both experiences were equally life-changing.

Rupert studied Philosophy at Bristol University and Play Writing at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Rupert has had plays performed in Dublin, Edinburgh, London and on BBC Radio 4. He grew up in Oxfordshire and now lives in Brentford, Middlesex.

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Madame Pamplemousse and the Enchanted Sweet Shop
Rupert Kingfisher
Full of frothy invention and delicate magic, this third story about the most wonderful food shop is as charming as ever. Madeleine, one of the newest members of the ‘underground' devotees of Madame Pamplemousse's special shop, falls under the enchantment...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2010
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Madame Pamplemousse and her Incredible Edibles
Rupert Kingfisher
A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011 Magical recipes lie at the heart of this beautifully charming story about a mysterious woman and her even more mysterious – but very magical – gastronomic secrets. Downtrodden by her greedy and...
Lovereading Price: £3.99 - Saving £1.00 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2009
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Madame Pamplemousse and the Time Travelling Cafe
Rupert Kingfisher
Lightly written and whimsical, this is a delightful fantasy set in the amazing Café of Lost Time in Paris which has its own time-travelling machine disguised as an espresso coffee maker. When Madeline's friend Madame Pamplemousse mysteriously disappears she is...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2009
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