Double Act by Jacqueline Wilson

Double Act

Written by Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by Nick Sharratt, Sue Heap

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Growing up as twins has been brilliantly captured by Jacqueline Wilson. Full of poignancy and plenty of humour throughout- it’s a real feel-good book.


Double Act by Jacqueline Wilson

Ruby and Garnet are ten-year-old twins. Identical. They do EVERYTHING together, especially since their mother died three years earlier. But can being a double act work for ever? When so much around them is changing…


Wilson's comic exploration of the twin-world shows the desire to separate fighting a powerful genetic magnetism. In a clever touch, each narrator is given a different illustrator Independent on Sunday A book of the highest quality. It will be very, very popular too. Hurrah! Mail on Sunday Hilarious tale which contains dark notes that ring very true The Times An exuberant story ... The ingenious split narrative, inventive page design and lots of incidental pictures make this book irresistible Guardian Jacqueline Wilson has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues Bookseller Bookseller

About the Author

Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson was our Guest Editor in February 2012. Click here to see her selection of books.

Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945, but spent most of her childhood in Kingston-on-Thames. She always wanted to be a writer and wrote her first ‘novel’ when she was nine, filling in countless Woolworths’ exercise books as she grew up. As a teenager she started work for a magazine publishing company and then went on to work as a journalist on Jackie magazine (which she was told was named after her!) before turning to writing novels full-time.

Jacqueline is one of the nation’s favourite authors, and her books are loved and cherished by young readers not only in the UK but all over the world. According to a recent Mori poll, Jacqueline was voted English children favourite children’s author. She has sold millions of books and in the UK alone the total stands at over 25 million!

In 2002 Jacqueline was awarded the OBE for services to literacy in schools and from 2005 to 2007 she was the Children’s Laureate. In 2008 she became Dame Jacqueline Wilson.

2011 saw the 20th Anniversary of her best known novel, The Story of Tracy Beaker,which is not only still hugely popular but has given life to two sequels and an award-winning TV series for CBBC.

Click here to download an interview with Jacqueline.

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208 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

5th October 2006




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