Sophie Hamley has been, amongst other things, a bookseller and editor. She now works in book publishing in Sydney, Australia. She is the author of several works of fiction and non-fiction, under other names.
brilliant - or, as Julian might say, 'smashing fun' ... the best makeovers of an Enid Blyton book yet - HERALD SUN on Famous Five parodies seriesThe perfect gift for anyone who has woken up and promised themselves that they will never drink again. Or at least until next weekend. - Amazon.com on FIVE GIVE UP THE BOOZEmordantly comic contemporary refurbishment... they have acquired an almost renegade status - IRISH TIMES on Famous Five parodies seriesTreading a fine line between fan-fic and parody, it's a lark of a book that will tickle adults who read the series as kids. - Sydney Morning Herald, The Saturday AgeThis parody series is packaged as a perfect facsimile of the old Blytons and Five Go Down Under brings the full team on a gap year to Australia, where they are confounded by blazing sun, weird animals and a sad lack of kangaroos at Bondi Beach. It's a hoot. - Australian Women's WeeklyHamley has created a modern spin on the English author's bestsellers with a tongue-in-cheek adventure - West Australian