Hi, wondering whether anyone can help with the names of these 2 books.
1) Was about a magic flying city which, when its king uttered the magic word, flew to its other destination. There were two princes in it called Alaric & Conrad. Alaric had a page boy whose mother had been turned into a hound called Wanda. Disaster nearly ensued when the king's enemies sent a fake army (turned out to be fireflies) to the city's current destination, while actually lying in wait in destination 2. But all ended well.
2) Four children were sent into a country village, where, early in their stay, they went out one night over a nearby hill, entered a mansion, and spent hours playing with its only occupants - 2 children in Victorian costume. They left, &, later, by day, went that way again to find only a ruin. Near the end of their stay they go by night again - you'd think their mothers would have told them about this habit - and find the mansion again & go & play inside. Hours later, 2 of them leave, & hot foot it back over the hill just in time to see it disappear with the other two stuck inside it in the nineteenth century for ever. How this was subsequently explained to the parents was not described.
Any clues would be much appreciated.
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