Melly, Fatty and Me

Melly, Fatty and Me is the award-winning book of the English Academy’s 2012 Percy FitzPatrick Prize for Youth Literature.

April-May February is back for another year at Trinity College, and she still hasn’t changed her socks. Sebastian, aka Edward, aka the boy with the lime-green eyes, is still drop-dead gorgeous and totally bad news. But then Fatty turns up, a giant of a boy who eats lamb stew sandwiches and cries when no one’s looking. And he’s best friends with Sebastian.

Melly, Fatty and Me was first published by Penguin in South Africa in September 2011. It was published in the UK by Hot Key Publishers as 100 Days of April-May in 2013.



A wonderful read from one of today’s best teen writers – Library Thing

Devoured in an evening and highly recommended – Leigh Andrews, Media Update

One Word: WOW! I absolutely loved this book! – Blog of a Bookaholic

Edyth Bulbring has proved wildly popular, so much so that her books are part of the syllabus for Grades 8 and 9 at a few schools –  Bookslive

It’s an enchanting read – funny, perceptive and poignant –  You Magazine

A great choice for a high school set work, Bulbring’s book is amusing. Teenagers will relate to April-May and enjoy her adventures while learning some lessons – Nina Bekink, The Sunday Times


Please contact the author directly if you want to order a signed copy or place a bulk order at a discount for your school.

You can also purchase a print or digital copy of the book on Amazon