(From the publisher):
When both of Eddie's parents had a disease that makes them turn yellow, and crinky around the edges, and smell of old hot water bottles, it's agreed that he should go away and stay with his relatives at their house. Alas, the house is not the lovliest of places. In fact, it is named Awful End. And the relatives are Mad Uncle Jack and Even Madder Aunt Maud.
Along the way to Awful End, Eddie will be hypnotized by a handkerchief, threatened by a bearded man, mistaken for a poor little orphan boy at St. Horrid's home for Grateful Orphans, and granted an audience with the Empress of All China (who really isn't the Empress of All China - but that's another story).
Original title: A House Called Awful End
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Humorous Fiction