Double or Quits Rachel Riley's Year of (almost) Taking Control by Joanna Nadin

Double or Quits Rachel Riley's Year of (almost) Taking Control

Written by Joanna Nadin

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A fantastically fat and sparkly bind-up of two riotous Rachel Riley books ... Back to Life and The Facts of Life.

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Double or Quits Rachel Riley's Year of (almost) Taking Control by Joanna Nadin

All signs point to James being right. Davey is not Heathcliff. He is moron. Rachel Riley is taking control of her life and seizing the day! Can she be open-minded (and open-mouthed) and stay focused on her goal? Find out in this fantastic double edition featuring Back to Life and The Facts of Life. The stakes are getting higher - now it's double or quits time for Rachel! As predicted, James has been sent to his room to a) change and b) reflect on use of the word ho when referring to Mum, or indeed any woman.


Praise for the Rachel Riley series:

'a genuine rival to Adrian Mole ... an absolute must-read' - Publishing News

'... it takes talent to turn a dull, uneventful childhood into comic material and Nadin has pulled it off' - The Bookseller

'Nadin achieves the rare trick of producing a book that will make both adults and teenagers laugh aloud.' Observer

About the Author

Joanna Nadin

Currently a 2016 Carnegie Medal nominee for Joe All Alone, Joanna Nadin is a winner of the Fantastic Book Award, the Surrey Book Award, Blue Peter 'Book of the Month' and Radio 4 Open Book 'Book of the Year'. She has been shortlisted for the Booktrust Best Book Award and Queen of Teen, and Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. In 2011, Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Joanna previously worked as a policy writer for the Labour Party and a special adviser to the Prime Minister. She continues to freelance as a speechwriter and editor, and lectures in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

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624 pages


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Oxford University Press

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2nd June 2011




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