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Holiday reading: Break with family tradition

Pure Dead Wicked By Debbie Gliori Corgi, pound;4.99 pbk

Pure Dead Brilliant By Debbie Gliori Doubleday, pound;10.99

The Fabulous Fantora Family Files The Fabulous Fantora Photographs By Adle Geras Oxford University Press pound;4.99 each

Fairy Dust By Gwyneth Rees Macmillan, pound;3.99

Me Again! (and Charlie):a holiday in bits and pieces By Rebecca Stevens and Steve Jeanes Chicken House, pound;4.99

Hoot By Carl Hiaasen Macmillan, pound;9.99

Debbie Gliori hit on a rich comic vein when she created the eccentric Strega-Borgia family and placed them in StregaSchloss, the ancestral castle in an undisclosed location in the Scottish highlands and islands in Pure Dead Magic .

The second book, Pure Dead Wicked , in which crooked property developers try to con the family out of said ancestral home and in which son and heir Titus tries his hand, unsuccessfully, at cloning, is now in paperback....

Readnbsp;reviews of all these books in this week's TES

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