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The charming sequel to Never the Bride. Brenda, our heroine, is a lady with a secret. Over a hundred years old and not entirely human, in the first novel she fought off ghosts, Dracula and a machine that turned people into cavemen. Now she meets a new bunch of macabre phenomena with the same amusing results. I would highly recommend this, and the first one.
Comparison: John Connolly (Book of Lost Things), Jasper Fforde, Malcolm Pryce.
Brenda tries so hard to lead a quiet life. She'd like nothing more than to run her B&B and have quiet cups of tea and the occasional night out with her best friend Effie. Unfortunately trouble has a way of seeking out this decidedly unusual pair of investigators.
When poison pen letters start flying around the quiet lanes of Whitby, trouble is exactly what's in store for Brenda. And, what with Jessie the Zombie Womanzee, trips down memory lane with amorous, ghoul-hunting and strangely unaged professors of Icelandic history, as well as terrifying encounters with bamboo wickerwork gods from the dawn of time, even Brenda's ample cup is running over.
But her most challenging battle is the one she must fight with herself - or, at least, parts of herself...
Publication date: 20/03/2008
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
|Publication date:||20th March 2008|
|Publisher:||Headline Publishing Group|
Paul Magrs was born in Jarrow, Tyne and Wear in 1969. He was educated at Woodham Comprehensive, in Newton Aycliffe, before attending Lancaster University. 'Strange Boy' was his twelfth published book, but his first for a teen audience. Exchange is his third novel for Simon & Schuster Children's. He's always wanted to write the kinds of book he could never find when he was a teenager. Nowadays he runs the Creative Writing MA course at Manchester University.More About Paul Magrs