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Exiles, The: 1 Exiles series

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  • Exiles, The: 1 Exiles series 
    Title: Exiles, The: 1 Exiles series
    Author: MCKAY HILARY
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 16/10/2007
    Price: $27.00
    Publishing status: Active

    Winner of the Guardian Children's Award 2007
    and first in the highly acclaimed EXILES series. The Conroys are no ordinary family. For a start, they don't have a television. Nor are they allowed to keep pets. And Mr and Mrs Conroy never take their daughters - Ruth, Naomi, Rachel and Phoebe - on holiday. But then Mr and Mrs Conroy inherit GBP5000, and, to their daughters' dismay, decide to spend it redecorating the house over the summer. So the girls are packed off to Big Grandma's house for the holidays, where lots of chores and horribly long walks await them. At first it seems as though Big Grandma is determined to put a stop to any fun. But, being Conroys, the girls soon find novel ways to entertain themselves, and start having as many adventures and mishaps as usual ...and after a while, even Big Grandma doesn't seem so bad ...

    Review: '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 characters are beautifully developed ... recorded with such humour and sensitivity that it is an engrossing, sometimes laugh-out-loud story.' -- Write Away 'McKay has created a boisterous, chaotic family which always makes me want to rush out and adopt three sisters.' --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

    Brief Description:
    The four Conroy sisters spend a wild summer at the seaside with Big Grandma, who tries to break them of their reading habit by substituting fresh air and hard work for books and gets unexpected results.

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    Nothing ever happens in the conroy family, and when something finally does, the four sisters----Ruth, Naomi, Rachel and Phoebe---are sent to stay with their grandmother for the summer. This sounds like a recipe for disaster: Big Grandma gives orders like a drill sergeant and she keeps no books in the house.

    The sisters certainly are'nt going to put up with big Grandma's regimen of plenty of fresh air and chores. But in their quest for alternative entertainment, they start to understand the appeal of the life their grandmother has chosen---and she starts to understand them. Are the two generations more alike than they think?

    Series: The Exiles
    ISBN: 9781416967286
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