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The Radleys

The Radleys

by Matt Haig
Paperback
Publication Date: 28/06/2010
  $32.95
On a leafy street in the quiet British village of Bishopthorpe lives an ordinary and dysfunctional but happy family. Peter Radley is the village doctor, and his wife Helen is a member of the local book club. Their children Clara and Rowan are experiencing the standard hormonal anguish of adolescence. But Peter and Helen have been keeping from their children a life-changing family secret. When Clara finds herself committing a bloodthirsty act of violence one night, her parents react with resignation rather than horror. Peter and Helen decide to finally explain to their children why their skin is so sensitive to sunlight, why animals always run away at the sight of them, and why Clara's recent decision to go vegan has been so detrimental to her health - just a few of the disadvantages of being an 'abstaining' vampire. The Radley parents long ago made a commitment not to drink the blood of humans, and to try instead to live an ordinary suburban life that would give the kids a chance to grow up 'normal'. But some things just can't be kept buried. The Radleysis tender, funny and cool. It explores the battle between anarchy and conformity that plagues the Radley family.
ISBN:
9781921656415
9781921656415
Category:
Humour
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
28-06-2010
Publisher:
Text Publishing Company
Country of origin:
Australia
Dimensions (mm):
230x155x24mm
Weight:
0.45kg
Matt Haig

Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and seven other highly acclaimed books for adults, including How to Stop Time, a Sunday Times bestseller, and The Humans.

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 forty languages.

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