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This is a fast, smart, accessible novel which will be lapped up by young fans of vampire-lit and urban gothic - but with a witty new twist. Meet the Radleys: Peter, Helen and their teenage kids Clara and Rowan. An everyday family who live in a pretty English village and juggle dysfunctional lives. So far, so normal. Except, as Peter and Helen know (but the kids have yet to find out), the Radleys happen to be a family of abstaining vampires. When one night Clara finds herself driven to commit a bloodthirsty act of violence, her parents need to explain a few things: why is their skin is so sensitive to light, why do they all find garlic so repulsive, and why has Clara's recent decision to go vegan had quite such an effect on her behaviour...? But when mysterious Uncle Will swoops into the village, he unleashes a host of shadowy truths and dark secrets that threaten to destroy the Radleys and the world around them. This is a mass-market paperback edition of the Walker/Canongate title "The Radleys".
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"Dripping in blood, this is a story of family secrets so terrible that they shouldn't be uncovered." (Guardian)
"Red-blooded fiction at its most seductive." (Sunday Telegraph)
"Delightfully eccentric . . . a strangely moving portrait of a marriage." (The Financial Times)
A sharp, bloody tale of abstinence and indulgence (and
trying not to eat the neighbours)." (Steven Hall, author of The Raw Shark Texts)
Matt Haig was born in 1975. His debut novel, The Last Family in England, was a UK bestseller. The Dead Fathers Club, an update of Hamlet featuring an eleven-year-old boy, and The Possession of Mr Cave, a horror story about an overprotective father, are being made into films and have been translated into numerous languages. He is also the author of the award winning children's novel Shadow Forest, and its sequel, The Runaway Troll. A film of The Radleys is in production with Alfonso Cuaron.
Matt has lived in London and Spain, and now lives in York with the writer Andrea Semple and their two children.
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Description du livre Walker & Company, 2011. Paperback. Etat : Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. N° de réf. du vendeur GOR003388338
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