A short holiday with his mother turns out very differently for Joe than he could have imagined when he left home. Soon he is embroiled in a world of witchcraft, a world where the kind and innocent witches of Britain are facing a wicked foe.
Can Joe and his young friend Twiggy put an end to the cunning plot, or will they, like their witchy friends, find the baffling mystery too hard to solve?
Hardbattle Books is no ordinary bookshop. Magic has settled there in every corner and over the years has brought chaos to Mr Hardbattle's life and driven away most of his customers. His livelihood threatened, Mr Hardbattle is finally forced to take action. Together, Mr Hardbattle, the resourceful and down-to-earth Arthur and Miss Quint embark upon a quest to find a new home for the magic!
England's Secret Intelligence Organisation, S.H.H. (Strictly Hush-Hush), is composed of several departments which are scattered over the capital city in undisclosed locations. Behind the facade of a seemingly ordinary bed & breakfast hotel in Pimlico resides the offices of P.S.S.T. (Pursuit of Scheming Spies and Traitors).
Dawn finds herself drawn in to an amazing world when she is enlisted by S.H.H. to find a spy missing in action.
No ordinary spy drama, this wonderful book is full of charm, surprises and invention.
When Athene finally discovers a way to get rid of the bane of her life, her younger brother Zach, it is all made so simple for her. She meets the Gloam who casts a spell on everyone who knew Zach so that they forget all about him. But it is Athene who can't forget Zach and soon she is drawn into an incredible world of dark magic, underground kingdoms and twisted histories in her attempt to save her brother.