There is nothing at all weird about Barkly Mansion….


There is absolutely NOTHING weird about Cookie, Kyle, Fizzy and Lady Delilah. Except that they live in a mansion – and they’re dogs.


There’s NOTHING weird about their home on Sullivan Street either – until the day a new friend named Edmund comes to live with them. Then things do start to get a little weird …

Book 2 coming soon…

Meet the Creators

Meet Adele

Adele wasborn in England and moved to Australia when she was 9 years old. She studied animation, and as well as illustrating award-winning books she has also worked in film and TV. She is a self described geek and loves collecting LEGO minifigures and hanging out with her dog, Jasper.

Meet Melissa

Melissa is from Melbourne , Australia, and has written three novels for big kids that have won awards and been published all around the world. Melissa has had lots of odd jobs, including IT person, drama teacher, waitress at a Mexican restaurant and Egyptian tour guide, but writing is definitely her favourite. She spends her free time being a big nerd and hanging out with her dog, Hugo.

Introducing Barkly Mansion

Some not at all weird activities

Activity 1

Coming soon

Activity 2

Coming soon

Activity 3

Coming soon

Contact Us

For general enquiries or publicity requests, please contact Hardie Grant Publishing Ground Floor, Bld 1, 658 Church St, Richmond, VIC, 3121

+61 (03) 8520 6444

For school visits or booking enquiries, please contact Booked Out Agency

580 South Yarra, Vic 3141

+61(03) 9824 0177