Help! Love strikes the Conroy sisters! First Ruth fancies the school bus-driver, but she and Naomi soon fall for the Temporary English Teacher. Then all four sisters are bewitched by the charms of Philippe ... The delightful finale to the award-winning Exiles series.
The four Conroy sisters find themselves falling prey to what Big Grandma calls the 'family failing'. Impracticably. Desperately. Unsuitably. And usually quite hopelessly!
Ruth is the hardest hit, falling for the school bus driver, the temporary English teacher and the boy who works at the butcher shop simultaneously. Naomi shares her love for the English teacher, Rachel fancies French visitor Philippe and Phoebe is occupied spying on everybody else! And as always, all four girls seem unable to avoid hilarious situations . . .
'Hilary McKay's wittily observed portrayals of family life are full of warmth, vitality and irrepressible good humour.' - Kate Agnew, The Guardian
Hilary McKay's strength lies in her understanding of young people and her ability to evoke them very simply. - The Guardian
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McKay has a genius for domestic comedy. - The Sunday Times
McKay has created a boisterous, chaotic family which always makes me want to rush out and adopt three sisters. - TES
Born in Boston, Lincolnshire, Hilary McKay grew up in a household of readers and read voraciously from an early age. After studying Botany and Zoology at St Andrews University, she went on to work as a biochemist, but always wanted to write. Hilary's novels have won numerous awards including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Award and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. She lives in a small village in Derbyshire with her family.