Fall of Fergal (Unlikely Exploits 1) by Philip Ardagh
Published by Faber, 2002
is Book One of an hilarious new trilogy by Philip Ardagh. The setting
of The Fall of Fergal is an unidentified country, suffering
from an unexpected outbreak of very large holes.
From the creator of the best-selling Eddie Dickens Trilogy, featuring,
Awful End, Dreadful Acts and Terrible Times, The Fall of Fergal
tells the story of the extraordinary changes in the fortune of the
down-trodden McNally family.
The McNally children find themselves in The Dell hotel surrounded
by a strange assortment of ridiculous characters including Charlie
'Twinkle Toes' Tweedy, the house detective and Mr Peach, a ventriloquist
with a conveniently-large moustache. With young Fergal McNally falling
to his death on page one, the only way for the McNallys is up...
Written in typically chatty Philip Ardagh style, The Fall of
Fergal is full of ridiculous characters, the action rolls along
at a terrific pace right to the end (or is it the end?),
Expect the unexpected with Philip Ardagh pulling out all the stops
that make his fiction so unique and so absurd.
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