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Molly feels that she every right to be cantankerous. Since her father walked out on the family a year ago her mother is neglecting her in favour of creating weird art-works in the attic, her sister is threatening to marry a man that Molly thinks is an idiot and her beloved chickens have disappeared from the farm. How can Molly get things back to the way they were? A humorous family drama.
ISBN 9781911490548 - Chicken House: 2019
How do you get the money to rebuild your friend’s house if you have just accidentally burnt it down? If you’re only 15 and broke there’s only one way to get your hands on enough cash - rob a bank. But it’s one thing to have an idea and quite another to actually go through with it, as Dylan Thomas (no, not that one) soon discovers. Funny, chaotic and surprisingly tense.
ISBN 9780008276508 - HarperCollins: 2019
Sam was perfectly happy living in Stevenage. He is less than pleased when his family, flush with new-found wealth, relocate to ‘posh’ Hampstead. Life in the trendy local school is even worse than he imagined. Surrounded by confident would-be film-makers and musicians, he seems doomed to be a perpetual misfit. How can Sam stay true to his ‘averageness’? Well-observed, believable and hilarious.
ISBN 9781408890219 - Bloomsbury: 2019 - e-book available
Updated: 31 October 2019