666 Charing Cross Road

666 Charing Cross Road

By (author) Paul Magrs

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From olde London Town to the juicy heart of the Big Apple, something is waiting to bite Shelley didn't expect her posh new boyfriend Daniel to be enthralled by the quintessence of evil. She's preoccupied with the surprise success of Bessie, the oddly lifelike centrepiece of her Manhattan museum show. Her great-aunt Liza is busy ordering spooky old books from the dusty vaults below Charing Cross Road, while her friend Jack prefers brand-new books and his brand-new lover. When a little leather book arrives, Liza finds it repellent, but doesn't realise it's stained with vampire blood - until too late. Its arcane magic brings Bessie to life, and gives Daniel unimaginable power. As Daniel's supremacy grows, everyone's lives are infected. Soon the vicious vampire infestation rife in NYC threatens to spread to London - and only Bessie and her new friends can stop it...

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 32mm | 539.77g
  • 27 Oct 2011
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • HEADLINE REVIEW
  • London
  • English
  • 0755359488
  • 9780755359486
  • 886,620

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Paul Magrs 'pronounced Mars' was born in the North East of England and lives in Manchester. After teaching English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and at Manchester Metropolitan University, he now writes full time, and has published fiction for both adults and children, including the acclaimed Brenda and Effie series set in Whitby.

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'Gloriously, zanily ludicrous ... unique, idiosyncratic and unclassifiable ... a cliffhanger that promises much in store. It can't come soon enough' -- Guardian 'The combined talents of Alan Bennett, Angela Carter and The League of Gentlemen' -- Independent on Sunday

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