Katie The Revolting Bridesmaid by Mary Hooper
  

Katie The Revolting Bridesmaid

Written by Mary Hooper
Part of the Katie Series

7+ readers   
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Hilarious exploits by Katie as she tries to sabotage her sister’s wedding and, especially her role as a bridesmaid. Katie is a great little rebel and her terrible behaviour and the reasons for it will delight.

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Katie The Revolting Bridesmaid by Mary Hooper

Katie's sister is getting married to a man who is too old, too fat and too geeky. He also happens to be a teacher at her school. She has been asked to be the bridesmaid. How will she ever live down the shame of having that man as a brother-in-law, and having to wear a frilly blue dress for a whole day? Katie has to find her sister a new boyfriend.

About the Author

Mary Hooper

Says of herself: I was born in Barnes, South West London, which became expensive and trendy as soon as I left it. I often – nostalgically and rather lazily – use Barnes as a setting for my books. If I speak of a river then I’m thinking of the Thames, and if it’s a park or common then I picture Barnes Common. I was able to utilise all these local points and bring in Mortlake and Richmond, too, when I was writing two books about Queen Elizabeth I’s magician, Dr Dee, who lived in Mortlake.

I started working as a window dresser, but soon went into an office and – very valuable, this, for a writer – learned to type. One day I read a short story, thought that I could do better and sat down and wrote one. I sent it to Jackie, a teenage magazine, and much to my surprise sold it for £14. I was launched as a writer! I went on to write lots of short stories, and then serials, and eventually decided to write a book. At the time, there were hardly any books for teenagers, so I found getting published quite easy, but it’s very different now. I’ve written perhaps seventy or so books for children and young adults, most of them set in modern times, but as soon as I began writing historical novels I realised how much I loved doing this, and decided I didn’t want to write any more modern ones. No, not even any Megans!

I’m married to Richard and we live in Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. I’ve still got a VW Beetle, but have upgraded it to a cabriolet version, which will be lovely when the weather improves and I can put the top down (if I can remember how to do it). My children are very grown up, my son is a writer and works for New Scientist and my daughter works for Microsoft - and has recently presented me with a gorgeous first grandson, Mackenzie. I look after him on Wednesdays so don’t ever bother me then! My hobbies are reading (of course), pottering around the house, painting furniture and being nosy (which goes with being a writer).

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Format

Paperback
96 pages

Author

Mary Hooper
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Author's Website

www.maryhooper.co.uk/

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Publication date

2nd January 2007

ISBN

9780747586111

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