Shrinking Violet by Jean Ure
  

Synopsis

Shrinking Violet by Jean Ure

The fifth gloriously funny and poignant book in Jean Ure's series of 'secret' diary stories. Lily and Violet are twins - physically identical but quite opposite in character. Lily is brash, up-front and in your face. Lily Loudmouth, her dad calls her. Violet is timid and shy. She lives very much in Lily's shadow - a shrinking violet. Finding it difficult to make friends, Violet finds the perfect solution in Katie, her new pen pal. Soon the two are writing at a fast and furious pace and become very attached to each other. That is, until Katie suggests that they meet...

Reviews

Shrinking Violet Grown-ups love Bridget Jones

's. Liverpool Echo Excellent for any nine-up and will almost certainly lead to an addiction to Ure. Observer As an example of pre-adolescent confessional writing, this story is faithfully realistic. Independent Becky Bananas 'The writing transcends any trace of heaviness.'

'Jean Ure never puts a foot wrong.'

'Rhymes, sauciness, letters, irony, comedy, comic characters... a proper little turn-on for boys. A must-buy book.'

About the Author

Jean Ure

Jean Ure was born in Surrey, and when growing up, knew that she was going to be a writer but she also wanted to be a ballet dancer.

She wrote her first novel when she was six years old which was about a little girl called Carol. Jean spent her teenage years writing and had her first book published when she was just sixteen – an event that prompted her to leave school the following year to continue writing. However she spent the next several years ‘scrubbing floors, waiting at tables, selling groceries’. Jean also worked as a nurse and at the BBC before enrolling at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where she met her husband. She worked for several years in Paris as a translator for DATO and UNESCO and wrote romantic novels.

Jean is a vegan and animal lover. She lives with her husband, seven dogs and two cats in a 300 year old house in Croydon.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
176 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Jean Ure
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Author's Website

www.jeanure.com

Publisher


www.harpercollins.co.uk

Publication date

1st July 2002

ISBN

9780007143900


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