A modern day Cinderella meets Absolutely Fabulous! Lulu's dopey dad is in trouble. He is about to marry Varaminta le Bone, ex-super model, author of How to be Thin Like Me and mother of the odious Torquil. Lulu, unlike her father, knows that Varaminta is far from sugar-sweet. She is determined to save him, but how? Lulu has no idea...until, on her birthday, she stumbles into an odd little bookshop and Ambrosia May's cookbook falls at her feet. Packed with magical recipes, including one for Truth Cookies, it seems the only way to get Varaminta and Torquil to reveal their true colours. But that's only if Lulu can only find the strange ingredients (three sun beans? camel butter?) and persuade the ever-dieting Varaminta that these cookies are not to be missed!
Fiona Dunbar was born in Hertfordshire. She grew up trailing around jazz clubs with her jazz musician stepfather and left school when she was sixteen to go to Art College. Fiona was a regular at the Camden Palace, her and a friend would spend all Thursday night making their clothes for the Friday night's clubbing. When Fiona realised she wouldn't be a famous artist, she began a commercial art career in TV and advertising. After a stint doing illustration for Punch, which she really enjoyed, Fiona began illustrating for picture books by other authors. It was at this time that she met her lovely American lawyer husband Pano. After living in New York for a number of years, where her two children were born, Fiona settled back in North London and began to write for children instead of drawing for them! Fiona now lives in North London and is an active fundraiser for her children's primary school. She loves helping out with the Christmas pantomime and puts her eighties dressmaking skills to good use by making costumes! When she's not writing, painting or gardening, Fiona loves nothing better than to cook. Her creations might not be as magical as Lulu's but they bring just as much pleasure in the end!