The Exiles in Love

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Margaret K. McElderry Books, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 170 pages
Romantic love enters the lives of the irrepressible Conroy sisters in this sequel to The Exiles at Home. When Ruth, the eldest, begins to notice the charms of the men she sees and reads about, from the bus driver to the substitute English teacher, Big Grandma takes charge of the situation--with hilarious results.

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User Review  - Turrean - LibraryThing

The characters are as wonderfully daffy as ever, though the focus on the "family failing," a tendency to fall in love, makes this the weakest of the three "Exiles" books. McKay has a "thing" about ... Read full review

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User Review  - maureene87 - LibraryThing

I didn’t love this one as much as I loved the first two books, sadly. It was still fun, though. It just didn’t induce painful laughter. [Nov. 2010] Read full review


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Hilary McKay is the award-winning author of "Binny for Short", which received four starred reviews, and six novels about the Casson family: "Caddy's World "(which received three starred reviews), "Saffy's Angel" (winner of the Whitbread Award, an ALA Notable Book, a "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Honor Book, and a "School Library Journal" Best Book), "Indigo's Star" (an ALA Notable Book and a "Publishers Weekly" Best Book), "Permanent Rose", "Caddy Ever After", and "Forever Rose". She is also the author of "Wishing for Tomorrow", the sequel to Frances Hodgson Burnett's "A Little Princess". Hilary lives with her family in Derbyshire, England. Visit her at

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