Your cart

Close

Total AUD

Checkout

Imprint

  • Orion
  • Orion

All the Fun of the Fair: A hilarious, brilliantly original coming-of-age story that will capture your heart

Caroline Hulse

8 Reviews

Rated 0

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A fresh, hilarious and deeply poignant coming-of-age novel from sensational talent Caroline Hulse.

It's 1996, summer is coming, and eleven-year-old Fiona Larson is determined to make this her best year yet...

'Completely hilarious' LUCY VINE
'Incredibly poignant' BETH O'LEARY
'The new Adrian Mole' NICOLA MOSTYN

* * * * *
The Fair is the only good thing that happens every year. And Fiona Larson is the only person in town who's never been.


She's pretended to go - but she's never been allowed. Because, before Fiona was even born, her sister died there.

This year, everything will be different.

Fiona is about to turn twelve - older than her sister was. This summer, Fiona will save some money, make new friends, and finally have some fun at The Fair.

But what she'll actually do is:
- Find a mysterious bag in a bush
- Spy on everyone
- Lose her only friend
- Make a lot of lists
- Learn the truth about what happened at The Fair...

Fresh and hilarious, All the Fun of the Fair is a deeply poignant coming-of-age novel from sensational talent Caroline Hulse.

* * * * *

PRAISE FOR CAROLINE HULSE (and Fiona Larson)
'Fresh, unique, powerful... and, of course, hilarious too! Fiona will no doubt capture many hearts' BETH O'LEARY
'Quirky, original and charming ... I could not love Fiona more' Sarah Turner, aka THE UNMUMSY MUM
'An absolute JOY ... The new Adrian Mole' NICOLA MOSTYN

Read More Read Less

Praise for All the Fun of the Fair: A hilarious, brilliantly original coming-of-age story that will capture your heart

  • A genuine tonic. So clever, so funny and so refreshingly different - Ruth Jones

  • Genuinely unputdownable books are rare. This is one. A brilliant, original comedy. - DAILY MAIL

  • I have a feeling Caroline Hulse might be a genius

  • A very funny writer and a wonderfully compassionate observer of human frailty

  • A Caroline Hulse book is a reading highlight of my year

  • Hilarious and brilliant and clever in that way only Caroline knows how to be - Lucy Vine

  • Always such a treat to read a Caroline Hulse novel! I loved The Adults and Like A House On Fire, but I think this is my fave of them all. Quirky, original and charming, with plenty of school years nostalgia. I could not love Fiona more. - The Unmumsy Mum

  • All the Fun of the Fair is an absolute JOY. Funny, clever, and with its mid-90s setting, brilliantly nostalgic. The hilarious, beleaguered protagonist, Fiona Larson, is the new Adrian Mole. Though she'd probably say Adrian had it easy, being a boy and all... - Nicola Mostyn

Read More Read Less

Caroline Hulse

Caroline Hulse lives in Manchester with her husband and a small controlling dog. Her books have been published in fourteen languages and optioned for television.

All The Fun of The Fair is her third novel.

This website uses cookies. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here.Close cookie policy overlay