A House Called Awful End (Eddie Dickens, Bk 1)
A House Called Awful End - Eddie Dickens, Bk 1 Author:Philip Ardagh, David Roberts (Illustrator) Eddie Dickens is sent off to stay with his aunt and uncle and a riotously funny comedy of errors ensues. — When both Eddie Dickens's parents catch a disease that makes them turn yellow, go a bit crinkly around the edges, and smell of hot water bottles, it's agreed he should go and stay with relatives at their house, Awful End. Unfortunate... more »ly for Eddie, those relatives are Mad Uncle Jack and Even-Madder Aunt Maud. . . .
This hilarious historical spoof, the first in the Eddie Dickens trilogy, has been called "a scrumptious cross between Dickens and Monty Python."« less
Less than an hour had passed since Eddie had fled his cell, leaving Mrs. Cruel-Streak locked up inside it, but the change that had come over the orphanage was incredible.
St. Horrid's Home for Grateful Orphans was usually such a gloomy place that it would have been more fun to spend an evening in a coffin with the lid taped shut or to gnaw through your own leg, lightly sprinkled with salt and pepper....but not anymore!