There are three books in the Ribblestrop series.
This is a very funny book. If it captures your sense of humour you are going to be in a lot of trouble. You will be in silent reading at school when you will be forced to burst out laughing. Your teacher will be cross, your friends will think you have gone crazy.... and you will be a giggling heap on the floor! If you like David Walliams books, and most children do, you really must give this book a go!
Roofless dormitories, distracted teachers and a lethally dangerous underground labyrinth - Ribblestrop's visionary headmaster is out of his depth even before the pupils arrive! And when they do - what a bunch! There's Sanchez, a Colombian gangster's son hiding from kidnappers; Millie, an excluded arsonist and self-confessed wild child; Caspar, the landlady's spoiled grandson; the helpful but hapless Sam and his best friend Ruskin, plus a handful of orphans from overseas, who are just happy to have beds - even if they are located in a roofless part of the building...Anything could happen - and anything does!
"Masterful knockabout humour....the book bulges with irreverent fun and incident."
-- The Irish Times 23rd May 2009
"And the next big children's book is... about a bunch of kids in a boarding school! ... a hilarious and morally questionable tale about a disastrous school whose pupils can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Ribblestrop has the "crazy school" appeal of Hogwarts and the grim humour of Lemony Snicket, and looks like a winner." -- Suzi Feay, The Independent, 14th Sept 2008.
"Andy Mulligan's first foray into fiction is a blast of fresh air. It's weird and wonderful and very hard to define...Ribblestrop is disgracefully dangerous high-octane fun of the highest order: an outrageous delight." -- Philip Ardagh, author of 'Grubtown Tales', in the Guardian, 4th April 2009.
"I can well see this book being the turning point in someone's reading career, where they engage with the chutzpah, the bravura oddness and sheer 'how's he getting away with this?!' factor completely, and get taken on a right journey. For them it will only be a five star delight. So if your child is absorbed, thrills over this and demands a place in a boarding school, don't come complaining to us." -- thebookbag.co.uk
"If I had my time again I would without hesitation send my children to Ribblestrop." -- Salley Vickers, author of 'Miss Garnet's Angel'.
"Ribblestrop is disgracefully dangerous high-octane fun of the highest order: an outrageous delight."
-- Saturday Guardian, 04 Apr 09