The Dinner Club and Other Stories by Rob Keeley

The Dinner Club and Other Stories

Written by Rob Keeley
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The Dinner Club and Other Stories by Rob Keeley

Being on home dinners gives Aidan the chance to make some money... A bridesmaid and a page chase a runaway wedding cake... Mia and her Dad turn detective... These are just some of the tales in Rob Keeley's new collection. You can also read about the strange new craze started by Erin, the mystery guest at the school reunion, and more from Liam and Justin. Plus, Beech Class find themselves in charge of the whole school for a day, as they give the teachers a taste of Pupil Power... There are even seven bonus stories of just seven words each! Rob Keeley's unique combination of traditional children's storytelling techniques with awareness of the world in which young people now live creates nine more highly accessible stories for children today. Reviews have recognised Rob's ability accurately to convey peer group interaction, classroom interaction and family relationships, within the context of the well-observed and humorous short story. The Dinner Club and Other Stories sees a slight shift away from the fantasy elements of previous books to a style of story more rooted in the here and now. However, all the most popular characters and set-ups from the first two books are present here, along with many new characters and some innovative storylines.


'It was nice to see Keeley try something a little bit different here. Instead of fantastical tales of the unexpected we've seen from him before, he's tapped into slices of real life in The Dinner Club and Other Stories. These realistic tales are just as much fun as the surreal ones and they reveal that everyday stuff contains just as rich a vein of humour as wild imagination. But it's not all newness. Familiar characters return to entertain readers, including my personal favourite duo, Liam and Justin. Those two never fail to make me laugh. Give The Dinner Club and Other Stories a try. You'll enjoy it. I promise.'

About the Author

Rob Keeley has been writing stories and plays since childhood and has written for Chain Gang and Newsjack for BBC Radio 7, as well as for a variety of publications. His first collection of short stories for children, The Alien in the Garage and Other Stories, was published in 2011. His second, The (Fairly) Magic Show and Other Stories, was published in 2012. He lives in Wirral, Merseyside.

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144 pages


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Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing

Publication date

22nd August 2013



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