A hilarious tale of a holiday week on a remote British island - where the
highlight of the week is the annual Fair with its Eating Things on
Harry is in trouble. He's burned down the family kitchen so now has
to spend a week of his summer hols with his uncle Tristram - who's
heading off to stay with a new girlfriend - Morning Glory - on a tiny
Harry doesn't expect it to be a lot of fun - with just a wacky
competition at the end of the week to look forward to.
He certainly didn't expect to discover all the beards.
Or the angel on the mountain.
Or the helicopters circling overhead all week.
And he definitely didn't think it would be so wet . . .
About The Author
Anne Fine has been an acknowledged top author in the children’s
book world since her first book was published in the mid l970s, and has
now written more than forty books and won virtually every major award
going, including the Carnegie Medal (more than once), the Whitbread
Children’s Award, the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award, the Smarties
Prize and others. The Children’s Laureate from 2001-2003, Anne is also
very funny and young readers love her lack of hypocrisy about the
family and her honesty about how people can behave.She lives in the
"Anne Fine's acerbic take on life often assumes a level of sophistication in her young readers. Insights into the emotional lives of grown ups can appeal to children and the misunderstandings that surround Harry and Tristram's trip create comic situations that make the readers, for once, the knowing ones" -- Nicolette Jones * The Sunday Times *
"Family relationships come under close scrutiny in this book, which is ideal for the summer holidays" * The Bookseller *
"A lively, witty, rain-drenched tale full of big beards, from one of our best children's writers" -- Daniel Hahn * Independent on Sunday *
"This is a most enjoyable book" -- Mary Arrigan * Irish Examiner *
"This is Anne Fine at her hilarious best" -- Wendy Cooling * Child Education *
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.2 x 13.1
Weight (kg): 0.15
Edition Number: 1