The Chronicles of Narmo

The Chronicles of Narmo

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"They don't seem to understand, don't seem to grasp that we are not just ordinary children. We Are Gonks, a proud and noble tribe. We have our own rules, our own honour, our own song that no-one can remember the words to. They can't boss us around like that". Fifteen-year-old Morag Narmo really doesn't want to go to school any more. She and her siblings would rather feed their heads into the waste-disposal than "do the academical" . So they are all stunned when their parents whisk them out of school and embark on a home-schooling experiment. But with five children, two unruly pets and some extremely eccentric attitudes, the educational experiment soon descends into chaos...Witty, razor-sharp and laugh-out-loud funny, The Chronicles of Narmo shows us how before Caitlin Moran knew How to be a Woman, she had to find out How to be A Girl.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 104 x 172 x 14mm | 99.79g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552527246
  • 9780552527248
  • 457,571

About Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran is an award-winning columnist, interviewer and critic for The Times, as well as the author of the hilarious and provocative How to be a Woman. The Chronicles of Narmo is her debut novel written when she was just fifteen years old and based on her own childhood experiences ('Narmo' being 'Moran' spelled backwards.) It demonstrates the precocious wit that has made her one of the most popular writers of the day.
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Fifteen-year old Morag Narmo objects on principle to going to school any more. But she is stunned when her parents agree to let her leave (though probably on the dubious grounds that they don't ever again want to buy her another totally gross size 18 blazer). Not only that, but they whisk the whole family out of school (a potential saving of numerous blazers). And so the year begins . . .

But with five children, two struggling parents and a pair of dogs that resemble walking sofas, the Narmo family give a whole new meaning to the word 'education'. Even simple things like going out for the day take on a whole new dimension of People Being Confused . . .
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300 ratings
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4 25% (76)
3 38% (113)
2 15% (44)
1 4% (11)
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