Jolly Foul Play – Four Star Telegraph Review

March 20, 2016

JFP Telegraph review 19 Mar 2016

This weekend, Jolly Foul Play was reviewed in the Telegraph. I’m completely delighted – this is an incredible honour – and they’ve given it an amazing write-up.

From the (four star!) review: ‘Robin Stevens has cleverly created a crossbreed of the detective and boarding school genres … [Stevens creates] a credible portrait of a lost age, but also one in which she can allude to issues familiar to modern readers.’

You can read it in full below!


JFP Telegraph review 19 Mar 2016

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4 Responses

  1. Hi Robin,
    Well done this is huge news, if I had a book review in the Telegraph I would be so happy. Jolly Foul play sounds really exciting, when does it come out?I have read all the books before JFP and I have amazon vouchers to spend.When the book is out I will be buying it. Thank you ever so much for writing the series, you have got me so inspired.

    1. Hi Lydia, thank you so much! It’s incredible – I never thought it would happen! Jolly Foul Play is out on Thursday, so very soon. This week!

      1. Hi Robin,
        Really excited about jolly foul play. My mum asked me what I was reading and I said that I was not reading anything until jfp came out!

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