The first book in the Greatest Cape series, The Black Joke, was described as a cross between Treasure Island, The Railway Children and Deliverance, by turns exciting, amusing, charming, alarming, winsome, violent and strange - a rollicking read for adults with a childish love of adventure, and for children who aren't afraid of a few long words. This fourth volume, Turnstone, continues the history of the strange little town by the sea. Pert and Rosella may have grown up and become respectable while Fenestra is enjoying a rather sad retirement among the jungle cannibals, but June and Bertronella are carrying on the family tradition of being thoroughly annoying and interfering in things that don't concern them. Even their boldness and quirky charm can't keep them out of trouble, and things get a lot worse before they get better. A LOT worse! ... who is Etherial Faun, and is her pet really a hamster? ... are those charming girls at The Emporium really going to be made homeless? ... can a small girl actually fly, and who will catch her when it all goes wrong? ... what will it take to turn the awful Mrs.Wheable into an Auntie one can be proud of? ... someone makes the town an offer it can hardly refuse, but sinister forces are at work ... ... but mermaids, really? MERMAIDS? Oh, come on ...
Author: David Bramhall
Series: The Greatest Cape
First Published by: CreateSpace
Date: 10 December 2015