Author(s): Rupert Kingfisher
It's winter in Paris and Madeleine is having problems at school. A new girl, Mirabelle, is bullying her. Madeleine is too ashamed to ask for help from her friends, Madame Pamplemousse and Camembert, but she's befriended by a woman called Madame Bonbon, who runs an alluring-looking sweet shop. The sweets Madame Bonbon gives Madeleine have the most bewitching effect, at first making her feel much stronger and able to confront Mirabelle. However, soon they start drawing her into a strange, enchanted world from which she finds she cannot escape. Madame Bonbon is really someone else in disguise - an old enemy from Madame Pamplemousse's past, who has come to Paris seeking her revenge ...
The third in the magical Madeleine and Madame Pamplemousse series Delightful hardback format with delectable black-and-white illustrations makes it the perfect gift Published alongside the paperback of Madame Pamplemousse and the Time-Travelling Cafe
Praise for 'Madame Pamplemousse and Her Incredible Edibles': 'Enchanting debut ... witty, warm-hearted and as delectable as one of the dishes it describes, this is as much a hymn to the culinary arts as to the magic of kindness, and is recommended for 6-9s' Amanda Craig, The Times 'A winner for Christmas' The Bookseller
Rupert Kingfisher's first two books, Madame Pamplemousse and Her Incredible Edibles and Madame Pamplemousse and the Time-Travelling Cafe, were highly acclaimed. His favourite authors as a child were Roald Dahl, Susan Cooper and Ursula le Guin. He also loved American horror comics and French cartoon books such as Asterix and Tintin. It was on a family holiday to Paris that he discovered Tintin - and also ate anchovies for the first time. He says that both experiences were equally life changing. Rupert studied Philosophy at Bristol University and Play Writing at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Rupert has had plays performed in Dublin, Edinburgh, London and on BBC Radio 4. He grew up in Oxfordshire and now lives in Brentford, Middlesex.