Alistair is still out for revenge - against his wily older brother, his sneaky big sister, his warty piano teacher, and the rest of the world. And when he discovers that Mum has plans to revolultionise Christmas - goose instead of turkey and a photographer from HELLO magazine there all day - Alistair vows to get his revenge on her too. When a postman called Gabriel delivers the message that Alistair's cousin Mary is coming to stay with her new-born baby and then three kings turn up in Alistair's hand at Beggar My Neighbour, a distinct pattern emerges...An outrageously funny seasonal excerpt from the diaries of this most hapless eleven-year-old.
Jamie Rix is one of the funniest writers working in children's books today. His GRIZZLY TALES FOR GRUESOME KIDS won the 'Children's Choice' Smarties Award in 1990 and his teenage novel JOHNNY CASANOVA was shortlisted for the Lancashire Children's Book Award. He has written several younger books including a number of picture books. From a theatrical family (he is the son of Brian (Lord) Rix), Jamie started work at the Royal Court and has worked on many BBC programmes including SMITH AND JONES, TEENAGE HEALTH FREAK and HOW TO BE A LITTLE SOD.