In this, the second Unlikely Exploit, Fergal McNally's brain, last seen in a pickling jar in the basement of the Sacred Heart Hospital, is stolen, and the remaining McNally children are mysteriously drawn to Fishbone Forest and the forgotten crumbling mansion which lies at its heart.
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.
"Very funny series"
Philip Ardagh's Unlikely Exploits chart the extraordinary changes in fortune of the downtrodden McNally family beginning with The Fall of Fergal. The setting is an unidentified country suffering from an unexpected breakout of large holes.
In this, the third and final Unlikely Exploit, the reader is taken on a journey through time in all directions, even revisiting some events from the previous Exploits and traveling back further still to a time before the McNally family's extraordinary adventures began. And as if that wasn't ridiculous enough, there's also a glimpse of the shape of things to come.
When both Eddie's parents catch a disease that makes them turn yellow, go a bit crinkly around the edges, and smell of old hot-water bottles, it's agreed he should go and stay with relatives at their house, Awful End. Unfortunately for Eddie, those relatives are Mad Uncle Jack and Even Madder Aunt Maud...
In the third installment of the Eddie Dickens saga, Eddie, our steadfast hero, finds himself en route to North America aboard the sailing ship Pompous Pig along with a cargo hold full of left shoes, the world-famous Dog's Bone Diamond, and some of the most disreputable traveling companions anyone might have the misfortune to share a berth with. A mysterious stowaway and some familiar faces from Eddie's past only complicate matters, as does being tied up and set adrift in a leaky rowboat.
Join author Philip Ardagh, assistant Dotty and harassed editor Adrian as together they craft the entertaining escapades of young knight-to-be Tom Dashwood and his merry band of outlaws. Well, just as soon as Philip can be convinced to write the manuscript.... A story within a story, this rollicking laugh-out-loud romp is sure to appeal to listeners of all ages and is particularly suitable for seven to nines.
Sogar die Bewohner von Bad Dreckskaff wollen Manuell Urxl loswerden. Und das will schon etwas heißen, denn die Stadt ist voller Exzentriker...
Mango G. Laber und Yvonne Zängerlein entdecken einen Geheimgang, der vom Leuchtturm zum Kino führt...
Was fällt denn da vom Himmel? Die Bewohner von Bad Dreckskaff können es kaum glauben, aber es handelt sich tatsächlich um eine echte Kuh...
Dan and his little sister, Claudia, aren't really religious - though Claudia is obsessed with asking questions about Christianity. Dan's just obsessed with the Muppets. Then, one day, they both get to answer the big question about what happens when you die.... A funny, touching story about the afterlife from acclaimed teen author Philip Ardagh.