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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407045894
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

Double Act

A fantastically popular story featuring fun, sparky but very different identical twins, Ruby and Garnet - now featuring a fresh, bright new cover look and a special introduction by the author. Winner of the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award.

Ruby and Garnet are ten-year-old twins. They're identical, and they do EVERYTHING together, especially since their mother died three years earlier - but they couldn't be more different. Bossy, bouncy, funny Ruby loves to take charge, and is desperate to be a famous actress, while quiet, sensitive, academic Garnet loves nothing more than to curl up with one of her favourite books. And when everything around the twins is changing so much, can being a double act work for ever?

  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407045894
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

About the authors

Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson wrote her first novel when she was nine years old, and she has been writing ever since. She is now one of Britain’s bestselling and most beloved children’s authors. She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. More than forty million copies of her books have been sold.

As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children’s Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children’s Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame.

Jacqueline is also a great reader, and has amassed over 20,000 books, along with her famous collection of silver rings.

Find out more about Jacqueline and her books at www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk

Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children including Shark in the Park, You Choose and Pants. He has won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the 2001 Children's Book Award. He has also enjoyed stellar success illustrating Jacqueline Wilson's books. Nick lives in Brighton.

Sue Heap

Sue Heap is a children's picture book illustrator and story writer. She has worked in collaboration with a number of writers including Sally Lloyd-Jones. Sue and Sally worked on a series of How to . . . books with How to be a Baby being a New York Times bestseller. Another of Sue's books is Cowboy Baby, inspired by a visit to Arizona, which won the prestigious Gold Smarties Award for best picture book. Sue lives in Oxfordshire.

Praise for Double Act

Wilson's comic exploration of the twin-world shows the desire to separate fighting a powerful genetic magnetism. In a clever touch, each narrator is given a different illustrator

Independent on Sunday

A book of the highest quality. It will be very, very popular too. Hurrah!

Mail on Sunday

Hilarious tale which contains dark notes that ring very true

The Times

An exuberant story... the ingenious split narrative, inventive page design and lots of incidental pictures make this book irresistible


'A wonderfully perceptive tale of two sisters, struggling to create their own identity and deal with the upheavals in their family life. Jacqueline Wilson has the knack of focusing on problems in a child's life with humour and sensitive intuition - a worthy successor to a classic like The Suitcase Kid' Books for Your Children

'Jacqueline Wilson has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues' Bookseller

'Another winner by Jacqueline Wilson with all the wit and verve that we now associate with this author. Impossible to put down, children will love it' The School Librarian

'Jacqueline Wilson has a distinctive narrative style with her spunky and articulate young heroines... A funny, punchy and quite moving read'


This is a brilliant book!


It's a nine and a half star rating, for ages 8-12, very enjoyable.

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