When Ronan, the school bully, turns his attentions to Jack, Jack knows he has to think fast to save his skin. He comes up with the idea of a twin brother, a tough, fearless, not-to-be-messed-with twin brother who, he says, attends a different school. But when the other boys begin to doubt his claims, Jack's twin needs to put in an appearance. The situation snowballs as Jack struggles to keep up the lie of being two people at once. What will happen when the other boys, and Ronan, find out he has deceived them? An original and very funny take on the difficulties of school life with an unusual and sensitive twist at the end.
Creina Mansfield was born in Bristol in 1949. She studied literature at Cambridge and became a teacher of English at secondary school level. She lived in Dublin for a number of years and is now living in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England with her husband and two teenage sons. Her first book, Fairchild was published in Hong Kong. Cherokee, Creina's first book with The O'Brien Press, was published in 1994, followed by My Nasty Neighbours in 1995. Her last books are It Wasn't Me, the story of how Jack deals with the school bully, and Snip Snip for younger readers. Creina's writing has been praised as 'original and compulsive' by Books Ireland and her books have been very favourably reviewed.
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