Jolly Foul Play reviewed in the Sun

May 27, 2016

I woke up this morning to extremely exciting news – TWO of my books were reviewed in today’s Sun!

The first is Jolly Foul Play. Natasha Harding, the reviewer, gave it four stars, and said: ‘With enough twists to satisfy young readers, it’s an exciting story.’

I’m incredibly proud to see my book covered in one of the country’s biggest newspapers – thank you Natasha! You can read the full review below.

JFP Sun 27 May 2016

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13 Responses

  1. Wow! You must be so pleased that Jolly Foul Play is getting reviewed so much, it’s got quite famous now! My mum sometimes does book reviews for the Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph and The Times, I could ask her if she could review Jolly Foul Play (with a little help from me, of course) but I’m not sure if she could review a children’s book, I’ll let you know…

      1. Hi Robin,
        I asked my mum if she could, and she sent an email to The Daily Mail, but they said that they would only review adult books. 🙁

  2. Hi Robin
    Again this is really great, I can not believe that the sun is giving you review. However you do deserve them because all of your books are amazing. If i was a reviewer, I would give you five stars for everything!

  3. I’m very happy for you! But you definitely deserved 5 stars because I’m 13, usually reading adult books, and still love your books! They’re one of the only book series I avidly read, which means they must be 5 stars! I will make sure to be at your event at a la ronde so perhaps you’d sign my copies of your stories?

      1. Thanks very much! I can’t wait either! I just hope that someday I can work in a publishers like you used to! I really love English and it’s definitely my chosen course of study-I want to take a degree in it 🙂

        1. You sound a lot like me! Publishing is an amazing career, and if I wasn’t an author that’s definitely what I’d still do. Good luck with it!

          1. If I don’t get to work in a publishers, I’d like to open a bookshop full of cats! ? The. I can write my books as I work, in my spare time.

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