Has this puppy landed on his paws?
Dougal the Labradoodle – a complete hypochondriac and Boris Johnson’s #1 fan – arrives in Greenwich with great expectations.
He longs to travel the world on Virgin Atlantic, dine at royal banquets and either become a superstar and party the night away or work as a doorman at the Savoy. Imagine all the treats!
Behaviour classes were never on his wish-list, neither were cliff-hanging experiences on the Thames, booze cruises to Calais or obsessions for eating socks. And as for traipsing across London – he most certainly faced mortal danger!
Can Dougal survive life with a chaotic owner and her eccentric friends? Can he deal with his jealousy when a foster puppy comes to stay?
And as for his dreams of fame and treats, will they ever come true?
HOWARD CARTER SAVES THE WORLD is a romp through the sacred cow pastures of pop culture and a humorous celebration of all the things that used to make science fiction and fantasy fun. If Enders Game had been written by Douglas Adams, it might’ve looked something like this.
Howard Carter knows that Frozen Funtime Pops are the secret to cold fusion and that time travel is not only possible, but awfully handy if you mess up your first day at a new school. His friends suspect that he was born with an exemption from the laws of physics, but Howard really just wants the same thing any eleven year old boy wants: friends, video games, and a robotic servant to help out with the chores.
Unfortunately for Howard, mad scientists, government conspiracies and alien invasions have no respect for the plans of 11-year-old boys.
Aubrey, a large tabby rescue cat, has finally found a home with Molly and Jeremy Goodman and life is looking good. However, all is about to change when a serial killer begins to target elderly victims in the neighbourhood. Aubrey wasn’t particularly upset by the death of some of the previous victims, including Miss Jenkins whom Aubrey recalls as a vinegar-lipped bitch of an old woman who liked throwing stones at cats, but Mr Telling was different. Mr Telling was a mate …