Pure Dead Brilliant

Pure Dead Brilliant

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There's trouble brewing at StregaSchloss! When Signora Strega-Borgia invites some would-be witches to stay, weird things begin to happen. Pandora can't resist the temptation of time travel - and Titus picks up a strange and deadly computer virus. Are they falling under the witches' spell? Or is the ghost of the Strega-Borgias' past coming back to haunt them all?show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 222.26g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552547514
  • 9780552547512
  • 332,749

About Debi Gliori

Debi Gliori is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the very popular Mr Bear series. She won the Children's Book Award picture book section, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1997. Her backlist in Doubleday/Corgi includes Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep and The Very Small. Pure Dead Magic, which introduced the Strega-Borgias, was her first novel. It was followed by Pure Dead Wicked, Pure Dead Brilliant, Deep Trouble, Deep Water and Deep Fear. Debi lives in Scotland, near Edinburgh.show more

Review quote

"Pure Dead Brilliant carries on the knockout mayhem of the series" * The School Librarian * "A rich comic vein - it will not disappoint fans" * TES * "A fantastic tale full of laughter and extraordinary events" * South Wales Argus * "A plot-twisting, hilarious and magical read from Gliori" * Teaching and Learning * "An exhilarating, entertaining read" * Scotsman *show more

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"An exhilarating, entertaining read"show more

Back cover copy

Welcome to StregaSchloss! There's a house party going on at the Strega-Borgias' ancient family pile but Titus and Pandora aren't having much fun. The guests are Mum's fellow students from the International Institute for Advanced Witchcraft and some are less welcome than others...Titus' computer is infected by a strangely threatening virus and Pandora finds herself slipping back and forth in time. Could the trainee witches be messing around or is there a more dangerous cause? The third book in a best-selling series `An exhilarating, entertaining read` SCOTSMAN `Original, challenging, entertaining and, frankly, bizarre...warm and hilarious, highly individual literary style which crackles with energy` GUARDIAN on Pure Dead Magic `There's only one tempo permitted - fast-forward...wonderful` THE TIMES EDUATIONAL SUPPLEMENT on Pure Dead Wicked A talent for wild comedy...Wonderful stuff` Daily Telegraphshow more

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540 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 27% (146)
4 39% (210)
3 27% (147)
2 6% (31)
1 1% (6)
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