As exam fever rages, Alistair's revenges get yet more dastardly-
A sixth instalment of the hilarious diaries of 11-year-old Alistair as he pits himself once more against parents, teachers, older siblings and the basic unfairness of life in general. Alistair knows he's bound to fail his school exams. It's not his fault that provocation from his dire brother and sister, Mel and William, and frequent meetings of the Revengers means that he never has time to do any revision, is it? All that's needed is to make sure Mel and William fail too, then their parents won't take it all out on Alistair. He simply needs to distract Mel by messing with her love life, upset Will by stealing his lucky rugby sock and make sure Mum and Dad have got other things to worry about. Well, Mum's sweating it out in the kitchen trying to write recipes for pig's trotters, Dad's taking part in a dodgy drug trial and training to be a rugby referee, the cat's stuck in the cat flap and Granny's learning to drive. It doesn't seem like too much a challenge for a champion Revenger, does it-?
Jamie Rix is one of the funniest writers working in children’s books today. His GRIZZLY TALES FOR GRUESOME KIDS won the ‘Children’s Choice’ Smarties Award in 1990 and his teenage novel JOHNNY CASANOVA was shortlisted for the Lancashire Children’s Book Award. He has written several younger books including a number of picture books.
From a theatrical family (he is the son of Brian (Lord) Rix), Jamie started work at the Royal Court and has worked on many BBC programmes including SMITH AND JONES, TEENAGE HEALTH FREAK and HOW TO BE A LITTLE SOD.
Hilarious.,If you've not come across this series, get ready for a severe injection of unconventionality. . . jilts from random thought to comic memory . . .