Diamonds and Doom

Diamonds and Doom

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Join the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand. In the sixth of the Raven Mysteries, all manner of disaster descends on Castle Otherhand; weirdness abounds, the family are on the verge of being thrown out of their own home, and there's still no sign of the fabled treasure of the Otherhand. Worse still, there's no sign of Edgar, either. So will it be diamonds or doom for the Otherhands?

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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 132 x 200 x 24mm | 299.37g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1842556983
  • 9781842556986
  • 569,089

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This book is ideal for all young readers, even the reluctant ones, or those fairly new to reading alone: the words are well spaced, and the joyous absurdity forces you to turn the page. The wonderful illustrations by Pete Williamson not only make the meaning of the words clear but enhance them, encouraging the reader to pause and enjoy their delightful dottiness... If you don't yet know Edgar, Solstice and the others, it's time you got reading. THE BOOKBAG If you ever just want to read something wacky and laugh-out-loud funny, please, please pick up the Raven Mysteries series. It starts with Flood and Fang, spans six books and is my all-time favourite series for younger readers. I can give it no higher praise than that, but I think that's probably acceptable. As Edgar, and now young Rob, would say: Futhork! WONDROUS READS

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About Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick used to work in children's publishing and now writes full time. He has a daughter, Alice. Pete Williamson is an artist, illustrator and animation designer. Visit the dedicated website at as well as Marcus Sedgwick's author website:

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Back cover copy

'My beak nearly bent with surprise!' Join the Otherhands for some Goth-Froth at Castle Otherhand is up for sale.Minty, Lord Valevine, Solstice, Cudweed and even Fellah are at their wit's end. Chaos and catastrophe reign, and there's only hours left to get rid of a mystical space time vortex thingummy, save everyone from whatever is roaming the corridors, and find a squillion or two in cash. To a noble, sulky and grumpy raven of Edgar's abilities that almost presents a challenge worth getting out of bed for.

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