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The Exiles at Home

Written by Hilary McKay

Part of the The Exiles Series

The Exiles at Home Synopsis

The Conroy sisters are back! In Hilary Mckay's second book in The Exiles series, The Exiles at Home, the four delightfully troublesome siblings manage to get themselves into yet more mischief. When Ruth Conroy decides to sponsor a child in Africa, she is unprepared for the monthly monetary commitment and is shocked by how difficult it is to find GBP10 a month . . . In desperation, she enlists the help of her sisters - but Phoebe, Naomi and Rachel are only too eager to think up eccentric fundraising schemes, including wholly undisciplined and unsuitable baby-sitters, an unhygienic catering service and a fraudulent street artist. Whatever the scheme, their hilarious projects never fail to cause chaos and mayhem.

The Exiles at Home Press Reviews

The characters are beautifully developed . . . recorded with such humour and sensitivity that it is an engrossing, sometimes laugh-out-loud story * Write Away * I can't think of a girl aged between eight and eighteen who wouldn't enjoy this little gem of a book -- Jill Murphy * The Bookbag * The Exiles is a delight * Guardian * McKay has created a boisterous, chaotic family which always makes me want to rush out and adopt three sisters * TES * Farce and genuine soft-hearted concern here mix wonderfully * The Guardian * McKay has a genius for comedy * The Sunday Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529011586
Publication date: 28th May 2019
Author: Hilary McKay
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 208 pages

About Hilary McKay

Hilary McKay is an award-winning author, having won the Guardian Fiction Prize for her first novel, The Exiles, and going on to win the Smarties and the Whitbread (now the Costa) Award for The Exiles in Love and Saffy's Angel. Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales was her first book with Macmillan Children's Books and is a critically acclaimed collection of clever retellings. Her 2018 title The Skylarks' War marks the centenary of the end of the First World War and was the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018. It is a classic in the making.

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