Anyone But Ivy Pocket introduces you to the most unlikely and memorable protagonists, a twelve year old maid called Ivy Pocket. As the title suggests she comes across as being a most undesirable individual, but we mustn't judge a book by its cover no matter how tempting it may be. Krisp offers you an insight into the warped perspective of Ivy Pocket who sees the world in a different light and doesn’t realise how utterly awful she can be when she provides assistance.
The story begins in Paris where Ivy Pocket has just been fired by her employer, Countess Carbuncle, and left with the sum of £1 to find her way. Pocket finds this to be a strange turn of events because she thinks quite highly of herself.
She soon finds herself in the employment of the Duchess of Trinity who wants her to deliver the mysterious Clock Diamond to Butterfield Park as a birthday present to Matilda Butterfield. This may seem like a simple task but Ivy soon finds herself pursued by creatures that are not of this world and who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the Clock Diamond.
The novel is further strengthened by the illustrations of John Kelly who captures the mayhem and subtle moments that occur throughout the story. Anyone But Ivy Pocket is a funny, laugh out loud tale that is part adventure and part mystery with elements of the paranormal mixed in.