Hilary McKay is an award-winning author, having won the Guardian Fiction Prize for her first novel, The Exiles, and going on to win the Smarties and the Whitbread (now the Costa) Award for The Exiles in Love and Saffy's Angel. Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales was her first book with Macmillan Children's Books and is a critically acclaimed collection of clever retellings. Her 2018 title The Skylarks' War marks the centenary of the end of the First World War and is a classic in the making.
The third Exiles novel is as witty as its predecessors * Publishers Weekly * Enchanting, outrageous characters result in a book that has appeal on every page * Kirkus Reviews * Readers who have been captivated by these British sisters in The Exiles and The Exiles at Home will be delighted by this next installment of their madcap saga....Great fun. * School Library Journal * The characters are beautifully developed . . . recorded with such humour and sensitivity that it is an engrossing, sometimes laugh-out-loud story * Write Away * 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 Exiles is a delight * Guardian * McKay has created a boisterous, chaotic family which always makes me want to rush out and adopt three sisters * TES * Farce and genuine soft-hearted concern here mix wonderfully * The Guardian * McKay has a genius for comedy * The Sunday Times *