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The Exiles: The Exiles At Home

Hilary McKay

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The Exiles, For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Fiction, Children's Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues: family issues (Children'

Earning money to sponsor a child in Africa has never been so difficult, or more hilarious, as the four Conroy sisters discover! The second novel in the much-loved Exiles series and winner of the Smarties Prize.

The second novel in the much-loved Exiles series and winner of the Smarties Prize.

When Ruth Conroy decides to sponsor a child in Africa, she is unprepared for the difficulties involved in finding 10 a month. So she enlists the help of her sisters - Phoebe, Naomi and Rachel - who are only too eager to dream up hare-brained fund-raising schemes . . .

Undisciplined baby-sitters, unhygienic caterers or fraudulent pavement artists, their hilarious projects never fail to cause chaos and mayhem.

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Praise for The Exiles: The Exiles At Home

  • McKay has created a boisterous, chaotic family which always makes me want to rush out and adopt three sisters. - TES


  • 'Hilary McKay's wittily observed portrayals of family life are full of warmth, vitality and irrepressible good humour.' - Kate Agnew, The Guardian

  • McKay has a genius for domestic comedy. - The Sunday Times

  • 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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Hilary McKay

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.

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