Headline Review £7.99
The Bride that Time Forgot, By Paul Magrs
Blood's on the menu at this B&B
Sunday 03 April 2011
Dark doings are afoot in Whitby. Vampire attacks are on the increase, Walkers are abroad, and a bookshop owner has started a cult that is trying to reach Qab, a sinister fantasy world created by an Edwardian novelist but also real and accessible by means of a Dreadful Flap.
The story is mostly told from the viewpoint of Brenda, an artificially created woman who runs a B&B and has a heart of gold – but no soul. Magrs's principle comic technique is bathos, in the form of the common-sense cluckings with which Brenda attempts to deal with the chaos around her: "He'll be off sating his unnatural blood lust again, I suppose." The novel also features one of the cleverest uses of time travel paradox I've ever encountered.
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 2 Kim Kardashian on Bruce Jenner's 'story': 'We support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk'
- 3 Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
The Jump 2015 line-up: Joey Essex, Mike Tindall, Jodie Kidd and co take to the slopes
Game of Thrones: Grey Worm actor Jacob Anderson is all for more male nudity – as long as he can keep his clothes on
Roald Dahl letter warning student to 'eschew beastly adjectives' goes viral 35 years later
Martin Scorsese 'in shock and sorrow' after death on set of new film Silence
The secret joke hidden in Silence of the Lambs' most famous line
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia