Holiday reading: Break with family tradition

17th April 2003 at 01:00

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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