Heir of Mystery

Philip Ardagh
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ISBN 9780571215225 Format Hardback
Published 07/04/2003 Length 160 pages

About Book

Book Two in Philip Ardagh's darkly hilarious new trilogy, 'Unlikely Exploits', charting the extraordinary change in fortunes of the downtrodden McNally family.

The setting is an unidentified country suffering from an unexpected outbreak of very large holes. In Book One we saw the unfortunate young Fergal's demise, and Le Fay's triumph in the Tap 'n' Type typing competition.

In this second unlikely exploit, full of surprising twists and turns, the remaining McNally children - Jackie, Le Fay and the twins Josh and Albie - are mysteriously drawn to Fishbone Forest and the forgotten crumbling mansion which lies at its heart. Here they meet the terrifying teddy-bear-clutching Mr Maggs who is planning to make sweeping changes to the world ... which is all rather unlikely, isn't it? Packed with humour, excitement and sadness, this is another sure-fire winner.

  • About Philip Ardagh

    Philip Ardagh, whose very first Grubtown Tale won him the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, is author of over 100 books including the award-winning Eddie Dickens adventures, currently in over 30 languages. He wrote BBC radio's first truly interactive radio drama, collaborated with Sir Paul McCartney on his first children's book and is a 'regularly irregular' reviewer of children's books for the Guardian. Married with a son, he divides his time between Tunbridge Wells and Grubtown, where he cultivates his impressive beard.

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