The Adventurers and The Cursed Castle is the first book in The Adventurers Series: exciting adventure stories for children aged 8-12. A mysterious curse has stricken Kexley Castle for generations ever since Egyptian treasure was transported to Cornwall by a 19th Century explorer. Can four young adventurers reveal the secrets that have been hidden for over a hundred years? Join Lara, Rufus, Tom and Barney in their first exciting adventure together as they unravel the mystery and race to find Captain Jack Kexley’s hiding place. To succeed, they must discover and solve a series of clues left by their ancestor, ahead of two unwelcome visitors from the British Museum who are determined to get there first!
‘Oooh, you are a cheeky wretch!’ said the Colonel, a little put out by the secret smile which appeared on James’ face. ‘You’ll see how funny this all is when you’re smited by a Grabandle, or when you’ve had your head chewed off by the Giant Sand Serpent of the Dead Plains!’ The snort became a raspberry which burst from James’ pursed lips and he laughed even harder. A Giant Sand Serpent?! Smited by a Grabandle?! This was all becoming too much! The Colonel became more and more irate by the apparent humour James was finding in everything he was saying. There was nothing at all humorous about being robbed and then having your knees gnawed at by a Sinister Neeblestack, or being digested by the Gurglebelch! He began to think the boy was quite insane. James felt as though he had lost the plot too! James is bored. His town is boring and his job is boring. He craves escape and adventure. One day, when he comes across two rather peculiar characters, it seems his wish is about to come true. But this isn't the kind of swashbuckling adventure he had in mind, and he soon discovers that not all is quite what it seems. A comic fantasy adventure story suitable for both young adults and older adults looking for a fun read and a bit of escapism themselves.
In Camelopardis, a Castle of stupendous size and running costs King Vulpecula faces a dilemma as he attempts to refill the royal coffers. He needs a rich young suitor to take the hand of his daughter Andromeda in marriage! The subsequent dowry would prove a godsend to the ailing economy! A sense of disillusionment amongst the lower orders disturbs Glimmergoyne, the long serving Head Butler. His stoic attempts to maintain propriety go largely unheeded. The unexpected arrival of a handsome young farm boy throws a ray of hope into the mix but what follows is a litany of bawdy misunderstandings that results in the one thing Glimmergoyne, the erstwhile Head Butler fears : change!
Written by someone who was born and raised in Portugal and who loves showing around its cities, this book gives you tips on what to visit around the Portuguese areas of Cascais, Oeiras and Sintra. It contains not only a reference to the monuments you may hear about in many other guidebooks, but also personal insights and references to lesser known ones. It was written for tourists, but also for people who moved here and want to find whole new places to explore.
Meet the hilarious knight Sir Spearalot, who takes you on a magical history tour back to the exciting time of knights and castles. Explore Lord Fancypants’s castle, find out what goes on in his busy courtyard, watch a thrilling jousting tournament, and discover what the Lord and Lady like to eat at a banquet. You can even test your knowledge of knights with a quiz! Peek through the windows to see who’s around then slide back the panels to explore inside!