Withering Tights by Louise Rennison
  

Withering Tights

Written by Louise Rennison
Part of the The Misadventures of Tallulah Casey Series

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A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection.

Laugh out loud at this launch title of a brilliant new series by Queen of Teen author Louise Rennison. Tallulah Casey, cousin of the irrepressible Georgia Nicholson, signs up for an amazing residential summer school of performing arts in the depths of Yorkshire. How Tallulah acclimatises herself to Yorkshire, the arty world of Dother Hall and, above all, being in a world with boys is wickedly entertaining.

Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010 (Funniest Book for Children aged Seven to Fourteen).

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Withering Tights by Louise Rennison

The misadventures of Tallulah Casey! Hilarious new series from Queen of Teen -- laugh your tights off at the (VERY) amateur dramatic antics of Talullah and her bonkers mates. Boys, snogging and bad acting guaranteed! Picture the scene: Dother Hall performing arts college somewhere Up North, surrounded by rolling dales, bearded cheesemaking villagers (male and female) and wildlife of the squirrely-type. On the whole, it's not quite the showbiz experience Tallulah was expecting! but once her mates turn up and they start their 'FAME! I'm gonna liiiiive foreeeeeever, I'm gonna fill my tiiiiights' summer course things are bound to perk up. Especially when the boys arrive. (When DO the boys arrive?) Six weeks of parent-free freedom. BOY freedom. Freedom of expression! cos it's the THEATRE dahling, theatre!!

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Praise for 'Are these my basoomas I see before me?':

'Either these books make you chortle like a loon in loon pants or you live on another planet' - Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times

'Raucously fun' - Amanda Craig, The Times

Praise for ..startled by his furry shorts!: 'It's an excellent book and I'm dying to know what happens next' - Sugar

'The only snag about taking this on holiday is that it won't last long: it will be consumed without a break except for the snorting noises. But it can always be passed on to parents by any youngster who can stand the sound of Vati's and Mutti's snorts, or dipped into repeatedly because every line is vair vair funny.'
- Sunday Times

Praise for 'and that's when it fell off in my hand.': 'Readers will find themselves laughing uncontrollably until their sides hurt, and won't be able to put the book down.' - Sunday Times

Praise for 'Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging': 'Bridget Jones for teenagers -- but funnier. Expect Potter-esque queues for the sequel.' - Sunday Telegraph

'Open a bag of Midget Gems and enjoy this vair marvy read' - The Mail

About the Author

Louise Rennison

Louise Rennison (1951 – 2016) A hugely popular writer and comedian, who wrote brilliantly funny stories for teenage girls including the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series, the first of which was made into a successful movie.

When Louise was 15, her parents decided to emigrate to Wairakei in New Zealand. Its main claim to fame is that it had some of the most violent geothermal activity in the world. "When we had Sunday lunch in the back garden, the tables heaved and lurched around, and the trees went backwards and forwards. That was because underneath the table, underneath the earth's surface, thousands of cubic feet of molten steam was trying to get out … and kill us!" Louise's dad had his shoes blown off by a rogue bore.

Louise's research for her books required many hours hanging around with 14-year-olds which is, as she said, "Brilliant - the best fun known to humanity. It's all boys, make-up, laughing and, er, that's it.”

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Paperback
368 pages
Interest Age: From 11

Author

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Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

3rd February 2011

ISBN

9780007156825

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