Hilary McKay won the Costa Children's Book Award for The Skylarks' War, the Guardian Fiction Prize for The Exiles, and the Smarties and the Whitbread Award for The Exiles in Love and Saffy's Angel respectively. Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales was her first book with Macmillan Children's Books and is a critically acclaimed collection of clever retellings.
Hilary McKay has a rare gift for novels about families and their interplay. -- LoveReading4Kids Vivid, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Hilary McKay's radiant characters touch my heart like real people, friends and loved ones I know well. Possibly the finest writer of our time. -- Elizabeth Wein wise and kind and utterly heart-wrenching and full of characters you will give your whole heart to -- Anna James McKay is a superb writer -- Sally Morris * Daily Mail * McKay couples warmth and grace with wry humour like nobody else out there -- Katherine Rundell * The Guardian * Hilary McKay is one of the great writers of children's fiction -- Sarah Hughes * Independent * Picking up a book by Hilary McKay is like slipping on bed socks on a chilly night. She knows how to look after her readers by ensuring that her characters are interesting and loveable from the start . . . -- The Times on <i>The Skylarks' War</i>, selected as Children's Book of the Year