From the prize-winning author of Trash and Dog, Ribblestrop is sure the delight the most mischievous among us.
When your school's motto is `Life is dangerous
', you know that anything can happen - and everything does!
There's no school that's quite like Ribblestrop
, complete with roofless dormitories, distracted teachers, and a perilous underground labyrinth. And then there are the students
! You'll meet Sanchez
, a Colombian gangster's son hiding from kidnappers; Millie
, an excluded arsonist and self-confessed wild child; Caspar
, the landlady's spoiled grandson; the helpful but hapless Sam
and his best friend Ruskin
, plus a handful of orphans from overseas who are just happy to have beds - even if they are located in a roofless part of the building...
`Masterful knockabout humour....the book bulges with irreverent fun and incident.' The Irish Times
`Ribblestrop has the "crazy school" appeal of Hogwarts
and the grim humour of Lemony Snicket
, and looks like a winner.' The Independent
`Ribblestrop is disgracefully dangerous high-octane fun of the highest order: an outrageous delight' Philip Ardagh, in the Guardian