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The Radleys By Matt Haig

The Radleys by Matt Haig

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Summary

Families. Sometimes they're a bloody nightmare . . .

The Radleys Summary

The Radleys by Matt Haig

Life with the Radleys: Radio 4, dinner parties with the Bishopthorpe neighbours and self-denial. Loads of self-denial. But all hell is about to break loose. When teenage daughter Clara gets attacked on the way home from a party, she and her brother Rowan finally discover why they can't sleep, can't eat a Thai salad without fear of asphyxiation and can't go outside unless they're smothered in Factor 50. With a visit from their lethally louche Uncle Will and an increasingly suspicious police force, life in Bishopthorpe is about to change. Drastically.

The Radleys Reviews

Beautifully written... I just loved The Radleys. -- Jo Brand
Great fun. * * Vogue * *
Addictive. * * Daily Mail * *
Highly recommended. * * Observer * *
Reality bites in a funny family affair. . . pointed, clever and witty. * * Independent * *
A sharp, bloody tale of abstinence and indulgence (and trying not to eat the neighbours). -- Steven Hall, author of The Raw Shark Texts
Delightfully eccentric . . . a strangely moving portrait of a marriage. * * The Financial Times * *
Dripping in blood, this is a story of family secrets so terrible that they shouldn't be uncovered. * * Guardian * *
Delightfully new and, unusually, rather English . . . An enjoyably twisty and self-aware tale. * * Metro * *
Red-blooded fiction at its most seductive. * * Sunday Telegraph * *
Haig's very original spin on the [vampire] myth is insightful, frightening and uplifting. * * The Guardian * *
Smart, snappy, quirky . . . as much a satire on self-denying suburban life as a straightforward bloodthirsty tale. * * Scotsman * *
Ratchets up the pace and the tension until the taut conclusion. Bloody good fun. * * SFX Magazine * *
Switches deftly between a classic Carrie-style narrative of teen difference, in which the kids are teased for their outsiderness, and a parental tale of mid-life crisis. * * Herald * *
Great fun, with much enjoyment derived from the placing of these ancient bloodsuckers in dull English suburbia. * * Vogue * *
Haig writes in addictive, bitesize chapters that pump the action along... All vampire fiction has a strong sexual element, but in this book, the passion's not just for the pale-faced teens. * * Daily Mail * *
A witty introduction to present-day vampire lore... Highly recommended. * * Observer * *
vampire fans will find lots to enjoy, but it's the blackly comic dissection of the family that makes this book stand out. * * The Guardian * *
Witty as well as deep. * * Books for Keeps * *
The 'some adult content' coverline gives due warning that teen readers might be bored by adults holding dinner parties and contemplating affaris, but the story should carry them through such longueurs. * * Books for Keeps * *
Shot through with wry humour, Haig's lively family saga, replete with sexual frissons and distinctly subversive undercurrents, is carried off with aplomb * * Guardian * *
[A] life-affirming comedy * * Independent * *
Written in short, juicy chapters this life-affirming comedy will particularly appeal to older teens -- Emma Hagestadt * * The Independent * *
A witty and humane story about a family of vampires living in respectable English suburbia * * Daily Mail * *

About Matt Haig

Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Notes On a Nervous Planet and Reasons to Stay Alive and six highly acclaimed novels for adults, including How to Stop Time, The Humans and The Radleys. As a writer for children and young adults he has won the Blue Peter Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize and been shortlisted three times for the Carnegie Medal. His work has been published in over forty languages. @matthaig1 | matthaig.com

Additional information

GOR007093819
9781782116882
1782116885
The Radleys by Matt Haig
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Canongate Books Ltd
2015-07-02
352
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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