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Books by Hilary McKay
Was That Christmas?
by Hilary McKay, illustrated by Amanda Harvey picture of book cover
Early Years for ages 3 - 8 published by Hodder Children's Books
Bella doesn't think much of the Santa who visits her play school. He doesn't bring his reindeer and, even more upsetting, he doesn't bring a present for Bella's cat! And Bella's mother had said he would! But Bella soon finds out: 'That was just the beginning of Christmas'. So everything starts to come right as Bella and her family start getting ready for the real thing. Though to Bella it seems to be taking a long time. But at last it's time for Bella to hang up the stockings - one for her and one for her best friend - her cat, Black Jack. ...more 1425/112
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The Exiles at Home
by Hilary McKay picture of book cover
Miscellaneous published by HarperCollins
Pretending she is over 18, Ruth commits herself to providing 10 a month for an African boy's education. Problems arise when she hasn't got the money, so she and her sisters try raising funds in extraordinary ways. This book was the overall winner of the 1994 Smarties Book Prize. ...more 165/112
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Saffy's Angel
by Hilary McKay picture of book cover
published by Hodder Children's Books
After Saffron Casson discovers that she's adopted, life is never quite the same again. Her artistic parents and doting siblings adore her, but Saffy wants a piece of her past. So when her grandfather bequests a stone angel to her, Saffy knows she has to find it. Realising that her childhood in Siena holds the key, she secretly stows away on a car trip to Siena, with her new friend, Sarah. Meanwhile, the rest of her family are engaged in their own wacky projects. Caddy, a hopeless student, is studying for her A Levels and desperately trying to pass her driving test. Indigo, the sole boy of the Casson family, is determined to rid himself of the fear of heights. And the youngest, Rose, a budding artist, has a knack for baiting her pompous dad, with entertaining results... ...more 1426/112
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The Exiles
by Hilary McKay picture of book cover
Winner of the Guardian Children's Award 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 #5000, and, to their daughter's 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... ...more 1073/112
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The Exiles in Love
by Hilary McKay picture of book cover
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... ...more 1075/112
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