Sophie Hamley has been, amongst other things, a bookseller and editor. She now works in book publishing in Sydney, Australia. She is the author of several works of fiction and non-fiction, under other names.
brilliant - or, as Julian might say, 'smashing fun' ... the best makeovers of an Enid Blyton book yet - HERALD SUN on Famous Five parodies series The perfect gift for anyone who has woken up and promised themselves that they will never drink again. Or at least until next weekend. - Amazon.com on FIVE GIVE UP THE BOOZE mordantly comic contemporary refurbishment... they have acquired an almost renegade status - IRISH TIMES on Famous Five parodies series Treading a fine line between fan-fic and parody, it's a lark of a book that will tickle adults who read the series as kids. - Sydney Morning Herald, The Saturday Age This parody series is packaged as a perfect facsimile of the old Blytons and Five Go Down Under brings the full team on a gap year to Australia, where they are confounded by blazing sun, weird animals and a sad lack of kangaroos at Bondi Beach. It's a hoot. - Australian Women's Weekly Hamley has created a modern spin on the English author's bestsellers with a tongue-in-cheek adventure - West Australian