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Dido's Finally Home!! (But not dry),
This review is from: The Cuckoo Tree (Paperback)
Dido's finally back in England with an injured Captain Hughs, who carries vital information about yet another plot to dethrone the current monarch- King James.
After Captain Hughs is further incapacitated, Dido seeks help at a nearby manor house, inhabited by a bored boy, a mad witch and a gambling adict. As you might expect from this setup, little help is forthcoming, and Dido is forced to depend on nursing from an alleged nurse, Mrs Lubbage with a dubious hygiene record who lives in a row of dillapidated cottages.
As usual Dido's good nature and cheerfulnes means that she is helped by as many people as try to obstruct her, including a band of smugglers a blind wise old man, (aren't they all?), and a Lord and his pet elephant.
In all probablity, I don't need to tell you that she foils the incredibily bizaare plot to undermine St Paul's Cathedral, (suspend all disbelief there), and at the end of the book, she receives a pleasant, (for once), suprise.
The usual mix of magic, mayhem and an endearingly bemused Dido combine to yet again provide an immensly readable and fun book.