Bagthorpes v The World
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On our cover this issue we feature an illustration by Charles Keeping from Beowulf (OUP, 0 19 279770 0, £4.50), a new picture book version for 9-13s of the Anglo-Saxon hero tale. The story is retold by Kevin Crossley-Holland. We are most grateful to Oxford University Press for their help in using this illustration.
Reeling from the aftermath of the Great Daisy Chain in Bagthorpes Unlimited, poor Henry is further beleaguered by discovering that he is grossly overdrawn at his bank --- all this and the impending arrival of Great Aunt Lucy, who refuses to acknowledge the existence of time. This fourth in the Bagthrope Saga may find new fans converted by TV. The slapstick humour, the crazy and obsessively single-minded characters and the superb bagthorpian invective is here larger than life and as unashamedly uncompromising as ever. I don't care if some of you out there hate the Bathorpes; I and my sizeable gang are utter devotees, eagerly hoping for book number five!