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Ebook The Quigleys by Simon Mason read! Book Title: The Quigleys
The author of the book: Simon Mason
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Reader ratings: 7.1
Edition: Yearling
Date of issue: April 22nd 2009
ISBN: 0440418984
ISBN 13: 9780440418986
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 12.94 MB

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This is such a well written book in which all the members of the family receive equal attention. The structure is cool: there are four short stories, one about Dad, one about Lucy, one about Mum and one about Will. The book falls into a genre a friend of mine calls "The Family Down the Street", which I think is my favourite genre. This is narrative of incident, gentle "real-life" stories about utterly believable characters in relatable scenarios. The adults and children are flawed and loveable, the grown ups make mistake and get cross and drink the occasional beer and run out of money and have to borrow it from their kids' piggy banks. I love these people.

I bought it for my kids (6 & 9) but after hearing snatches with them, I listened to it on my own and it was a pure delight listen.

9 year old: I think it's a good and imaginative story, with weird names.
Me: What, Lucy and Will?
9 year old (who can't talk since she's a girl called Fred): And Pokehead! There's one called Pokehead.
Me: Oh yeah.

Me: What do you think of the Quigleys?
6 yo: Um
Me: Who's your favourite character?
6 yo: Pokehead. What are you doing?
Me (explains)
6 year old: (asks questions)
Me: Just tell me what you thought of it.
6 year old: I like the name The Quigleys. I like the Dad.
Me: with his distracted hair?
9 year old: He's always distracted, all over.

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Ebook The Quigleys read Online! Simon Mason was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, on 5 February 1962. He was educated at local schools and studied English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. He splits his time between writing at home and a part-time editorial position with David Fickling Books, an imprint of Random House and publisher of his 2011 children's novel, Moon Pie.

He is the author of the Quigleys series for young readers: The Quigleys (Highly Commended in the UK's Branford Boase Award), The Quigleys at Large, The Quigleys Not for Sale, and The Quigleys in a Spin. He has also written three adult novels.

Simon lives in Oxford with his wife and two children.

Reviews of the The Quigleys


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Interesting and nontrivial story


An interesting book, Hard to tear down


This book will make you shudder, infiltrate, and change your mind about this crazy world.


One of my favorite

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