An adventure about an ordinary boy visiting some very extraordinary gothic relations! Sent by his parents to stay with distant relatives, Oliver has no idea of the weird and wonderful world he's about to enter. For Creepe Hail is not like anywhere Oliver's ever been and the Creepes are not like any family he's ever met. There's red-eyed, bat-like Uncle Vladimir; absent-minded inventor Uncle Franklin; the giant manservant Mummy; the extraordinary Werebadger and last but by no means least, the twins Constance and Candida, who have an uncanny habit of walking through walls! At first Oliver is not sure about his "new" relatives - after all they don't even have a TV and Oliver loves TV. But gradually he takes to them and becomes fully involved in Creepe Hall life - even introducing some domestic improvements, including a solar-powered vacuum cleaner! Alan Durant is the author of "Jake's Magic","Little Dracula's Fiendishly Funny Joke Book", "The Fantastic Football Fun Book", "Mouse Party", "Snake Supper", "Prince Shufflebottom", "Blood", "Nightmare Rave" and "A Short Stay in Purgatory".
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When Oliver is sent to spend the summer with distant relatives, he knows they're eccentric, but he has no idea to what extent. This highly entertaining novel by British children's writer Alan Durant is a clever blend of Roald Dahl and "The Munsters," read with finesse by Ann Beach. Although not well known in the States, Durant's more than twenty juvenile novels--with themes of fantasy, horror, and mystery, served up with ample humor--are popular in the U.K. Veteran actress Beach reads with delightful incredulity as she narrates this tale of friendly vampires, ghosts, mad scientists and a were-badger. S.E.S. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 1995. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 4867674