Mrs Large's attempts to have five minutes' peace, her vain efforts to get out of the house in one piece for a night out, her absurd notion that elephants can diet and the farce of Mr Large's birthday, make this series a children's favourite.
Jill Murphy is one of this country's best-known author/illustrators. She wrote and illustrated her first book, The Worst Witch, while still only eighteen. Since then, she has produced many bestselling titles, including three more Worst Witch stories, as well as the picture books Peace At Last, The Last Noo-noo (Winner of the Smarties Book Prize 0-5 Category) and it's companion, All for One. Five Minutes' Peace won the Best Books for Babies Award and All in One Piece and A Quiet Night In were both shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. All four Large family titles are now available bound together in hardback as The Large Family Collection. Jill lives in Bodmin, Cornwall.