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Dubious Deeds (The Further Adventures of Eddie Dickens #1)

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Eddie Dickens is away from Awful End in the highly unlikely Highlands of Victorian Scotland. He finds himself amongst a group of vegetarian strangers living in Even Madder Aunt Maud's Scottish ancestral pile, embroiled in a plot that could rock the very foundations of the British monarchy.
Hardcover, 164 pages
Published September 4th 2003 by Faber Children's (first published January 1st 2003)
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Terry
Sep 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
Philip Ardagh is spot on his game in this entertaining continuation of the Eddie Dickens' saga. Eddie is sent to Scotland to check out a manor house that is owned by his great-uncle (Mad Uncle Jack) and his great-aunt (Even Madder Aunt Maud), to see what the family might want to keep before putting the property up for sale. But (given that this adventure involves the hapless Eddie Dickens) things are not always as they seem and things do not go precisely as planned. Like Ardagh's other books in ...more
Miss Bookiverse
Nov 04, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who loves to laugh
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Lindsey
Aug 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
I always love to read a book by this author! He is one of the wittiest that I have chanced upon and I think that he needs to be brought out of the obscurity of the kids book section. Although most of his books are written for a middle school aged audience I think that they are just as fantastic, if not more so, for the adult ones! His books often have odd illustrations on the front and "mad" characters- but don't let that upset you. Everything you ever thought you knew about the english language ...more
Chris
Jul 22, 2010 rated it liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed Eddie Dicken's last trilogy, as the absurdity and cleverness throughout made them more than worth the short time it took to read them.

And while I was still entertained and amused with this addition to the series, I felt as if there were times that Mr. Ardagh was a bit TOO clever for his own good. Basically, the jokes and digressions in this one--while fun and funny--muddle the plot in Dubious Deeds more so than they have before.

That being said, if you liked the other books,
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Mila
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I sometimes think the only thing better than Scots are vegetarian scots and this book offers plenty of those. As well as the other 5 books of the series it is highly enjoyable, every time again a pleasure to read and as for me having lived in Scotland for a while, holds a certain personal value as well. Recommendable to anyone of all ages that can handle a little bit of humor!
Ala
Apr 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as the Eddie Dickens Trilogy, but I enjoyed it.
Funny as always.
Omarove
Mostly funny, but you'll encounter - er - some vapid jokes!
Katy Larserfam
Nov 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
funny and original
Alex
Apr 03, 2014 rated it did not like it
Glad it was so short.
Veronica
Jun 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
Giggle, chortle, squeak, snigger, guffaw, snicker... need I go on? (o;
mairywo
In the first of the Further Adventures Eddie Dickens travels to Scotland. Again, it's hilarious what he experiences with McFeeeeeeee, Queen Victoria and all the MacMuckles.
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Over six-and-a-half feet tall, with a bushy beard,Philip Ardagh is not only very big but also very hairy. He is the author of the Eddie Dickens Trilogy and when not writing silly books, Mr. Ardagh is quite serious and frowns a great deal. He lives in a seaside town somewhere in England with his wife and their son, Fred.
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