Times: Book Three of the Eddie Dickens Trilogy by Philip
Faber & Faber Limited, 2002
Times opens with a with a message from the author to reassure the
reader if it’s the first Eddie Dickens book encountered there’s
no need for panic. Each book is a self-contained adventure. This
is the third book in the trilogy. The other two, Awful End and Dreadful
Acts have both been short listed for book awards.
erstwhile hero of Philip Ardagh’s trilogy, Eddie Dickens finds
himself en-route to North America in the dubious care of professional
chaperone Lady Constance Bustles, whose previous employees have
all died from not so natural causes. He finds himself sharing a
berth with disreputable prospectors, some familiar faces from his
past, and with the Great Gretcha who suffers from serious bouts
of sleeping sickness.
you enjoyed the hilarious adventures of Eddie in the first two books
you will not be disappointed in this, the third. He’s back
with madder than ever, Aunt Maud who’s on a mission for shiny
things, with Malcolm the stuffed stoat at her side and Horatio Skrimshank,
captain of the Pompous Pig.
Times has been described as ‘Sophisticated….extremely
silly….turning nonsense into a fine art’ The Sunday
world of Philip Ardagh is only a click away.
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