Darcy Burdock

Darcy Burdock

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Ten-year-old Darcy Burdock is one of life's noticers. Curious, smart, funny and fiercely loyal, she sees the extraordinary in the everyday and the wonder in the world around her.

In this first book, we are introduced to her family: Mum, who Darcy loves as much as her favourite fried egg and chips, Dad, who is kind and fair if a bit hopeless, and little siblings Hector and Poppy, who Darcy likes dressing up in ridiculous outfits and having dance-offs with, respectively. Plus there's her pet lamb, Lamb-Beth and best friend, Will, to have adventures with.

Darcy learns that turning into an angrosaurus-rex and causing chaos just gets you in trouble, it's best not to throw a massive strop just before your surprise birthday party, Halloween is all about spider costumes and having a pumpkin with a wonky eye, and if you're ever in a situation where you're not sure what to do, you should write a story around it, and the truth will be illuminated by your imagination.
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Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 126 x 178 x 18mm | 177g
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black and white line
  • 0552566071
  • 9780552566070
  • 79,236

Review Text

Britain finally has an answer to Jeff Kinney and his Wimpy Kid! if you haven't heard of Laura Dockrill before now then expect her to become a household name sometime in the next year.
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Britain finally has an answer to Jeff Kinney and his Wimpy Kid! if you haven't heard of Laura Dockrill before now then expect her to become a household name sometime in the next year. * Bookzone for Boys * Definitely, DEFINITELY beg your parents, siblings, cousins, friends, for this book! * Awkward Donkey Blogspot * I want to lay out a red carpet and hire an orchestra to announce the arrival of this book! Darcy is a quirky, hilarious, mischievous, kind and cool all at the same time. The writing in this book oozes personality and is extremely refreshing to read. Darcy's voice is unique and original keeping you entertained all the way through the book. * Serendipity Reviews Blogspot *
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About Laura Dockrill

Laura Dockrill is an award winning author and illustrator. What Have I Done? is Laura's first book for adults. She has written thirteen books for children and young adults. She has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of The Year Prize, long listed for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2018. She has earned plaudits like 'Top 10 literary Talent' from The Times.

Laura has appeared on a host of TV programmes; CBeebies, Blue Peter, Newsnight and BBC Breakfast to name a few. Her radio prowess spans across the entire BBC network, having performed works on Radio 1 through 6 including Woman's Hour and Open Book. She has written for the BFI, BBC Radio, Channel 4, The British Council, The Young Vic and the National Theatre.

Laura is on the advisory panel at The Ministry Of Stories, and has judged many literary prizes including the John Betjeman Poetry Prize, BBC National Short Story Prize and the BAFTA Children's Prize.
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Rating details

233 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
5 41% (96)
4 29% (68)
3 19% (45)
2 7% (17)
1 3% (7)
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