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Radleys

by Matt Haig

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | December 6, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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On a leafy street in the quiet village of Bishopthorpe there lives a very ordinary and averagely dysfunctional happy family. Peter Radley is the village doctor, and his wife Helen is part of the local book club. Their children, Clara and Rowan, may be experiencing all the hormonal anguish of being teenagers. . . but that’s only a normal part of growing up. However, Peter and Helen have kept from the children a life-changing family secret.

One night, when Clara finds herself driven to committing a bloodthirsty act of violence, her parents react with resignationrather than horror. Peter and Helen must now explain things to their children: why it is that their skin is so sensitive to sunlight, why they all find garlic so repulsive, why Clara’s recent decision to go vegan has been so detrimental to her health . . . and other disadvantages of being a family of abstaining vampires.

Reeling from their parents’ revelation, and with the police closing in, Clara and Rowan are stunned by the further discovery that they also have an uncle, a smooth-talking and decidedly active vampire who has been kept away from them all their lives. But when he swoops into the village to save the day, he unleashes a host of shadowy and even darker secrets that will bring the whole Radley family either to reconciliation and readjustment . . . or to self-destruction.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 3.44 × 2.22 × 0.38 in

Published: December 6, 2010

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554688582

ISBN - 13: 9781554688586

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Radleys

by Matt Haig

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 3.44 × 2.22 × 0.38 in

Published: December 6, 2010

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554688582

ISBN - 13: 9781554688586

From the Publisher

On a leafy street in the quiet village of Bishopthorpe there lives a very ordinary and averagely dysfunctional happy family. Peter Radley is the village doctor, and his wife Helen is part of the local book club. Their children, Clara and Rowan, may be experiencing all the hormonal anguish of being teenagers. . . but that’s only a normal part of growing up. However, Peter and Helen have kept from the children a life-changing family secret.

One night, when Clara finds herself driven to committing a bloodthirsty act of violence, her parents react with resignationrather than horror. Peter and Helen must now explain things to their children: why it is that their skin is so sensitive to sunlight, why they all find garlic so repulsive, why Clara’s recent decision to go vegan has been so detrimental to her health . . . and other disadvantages of being a family of abstaining vampires.

Reeling from their parents’ revelation, and with the police closing in, Clara and Rowan are stunned by the further discovery that they also have an uncle, a smooth-talking and decidedly active vampire who has been kept away from them all their lives. But when he swoops into the village to save the day, he unleashes a host of shadowy and even darker secrets that will bring the whole Radley family either to reconciliation and readjustment . . . or to self-destruction.

About the Author

MATT HAIG has published three adult novels: The Last Family in England, The Dead Fathers Club and The Possession of Mr. Cave (which the New York Times called "chilling, riveting, heartbreaking."). Matt has also published two highly regarded children's novels, Shadow Forest (winner of the Nestlé Children's Book Prize) and The Runaway Troll.

Editorial Reviews

"A sharp, bloody tale of abstinence and indulgence (and trying not to eat the neighbours)."
-- Steven Hall, author of The Raw Shark Texts ()
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