In this eagerly awaited sequel to
A House Called Awful End, Eddie Dickens narrowly avoids being blown up, trampled by horses, hit by a hot-air balloon, and arrested...only to find himself falling head over heels for a girl with a face like a camel's and into the hands of a murderous gang of escaped convicts, up on the misty moors, who have a "little job" for him to do.
All the old favorites are here, including Mad Uncle Jack and Malcolm (or is it Sally?) the stuffed stoat, along with some worrying-looking new ones. Beware!
"Martin Rayner keeps Ardagh's sprightly work lively as he delivers puns, author asides, and jokes aplenty." (
AudioFile) "Ardagh's prose is a blend of archaic elegance, silly puns, and direct address, with playful author and plot digressions." (
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