Maisie Morris and the Awful Arkwrights

Maisie Morris lives with her mum in a titchy turret at the top of Withering Heights Retirement Home. While Mrs Morris looks after the residents, polishing bottoms and scrubbing smalls, Maisie plays poker and learns how to quickstep with the flamboyant Loveday Pink. But they all live in fear of the odious owners, Mr and Mrs Arkwright, who serve cabbage water for lunch, confiscate pets and cancel Christmas. Maisie is convinced that nothing less than a miracle will deal with the revolting pair.


The great thing about miracles, though, is that you never know when one is lurking round the corner…

  • Shortlisted for the Sheffield Children’s Book Award


‘A story to bridge the generation gap by evoking sympathy and laughter.’ (School Librarian)

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