Withering Tights

Written by Louise Rennison

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

Withering Tights Synopsis

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!!

Withering Tights Press Reviews

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

Praise for 'then he ate my boy entrancers': You'll be falling about laughing at this' -
Mizz

'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

'Hilarious! [Louise Rennison] is queen of the pink-book pack.' - The 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

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780007156825
Publication date: 03/02/2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007156832
Publication date: 08/07/2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007156832
Publication date: 8th July 2010
Author: Louise Rennison
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 11+ readers
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About 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 ...

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