Written by Leander Deeny
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This is a stunning first novel, now in paperback, with exceptional quality writing and a uniquely imaginative plot from a brand new publisher of children’s books, Quercus. The author has combined the rich, gifted imagination of Lewis Carroll and Maurice Sendak with the child/adult crossover appeal of Mark Haddon. The plot is wonderfully exciting with a fast-paced narrative and quick humour that makes it an utterly compelling and addictive read.
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Hazel's Phantasmagoria by Leander Deeny
Hazel, the heroine, travels to her Aunt's country house for a holiday. Her Aunt is bitter, angry and rude, so Hazel expects her stay to be a nightmare - little does she expect, though, that there are actual nightmares living in the garden.
“Leander Deeny’s wonderfully strange, uncomfortable Hazel’s Phantasmagoria is a cracking story in the Roald Dahl vein. The novel is very well written, with flashes of black wit which occasionally strike out of nowhere… A cruel sort of book, this will suit your quiet, twelve-year-old nephew – the one who likes pulling legs off spiders” Literary Review
“..a creepy, clever tale about a girl sent to live with her nightmare aunt and cousin, which reads like a new Lemony Snicket” Amanda Craig, The Times
“Leander Deeny’s book has a distinctive line in surreal imagery. Bullivant, the dog with a wooden head, is a particularly cherishable creation” James Lovegrove, Financial Times
“This is a stunning first novel with exceptional quality writing, uniquely imaginative plot and quick humour that makes for an utterly compelling, fast-paced and addictive read. It combines the rich imagination of Lewis Carroll and Maurice Sendak and the cross-over appeal of Mark Haddon.” by Lovereading for My Child Magazine
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8th January 2009
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