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  • Published: 30 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781782950622
  • Imprint: Red Fox Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $19.99

The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris



A classic piece of high comedy from master story-teller Leon Garfield

Harris and Bostock are best friends, but they are as different from one another as night and day. Harris thinks up harebrained schemes and Bostock gets in trouble for them.

When Harris puts his baby sister Adelaide in the words to see if she will be adopted by a fox, little do they realize that they are starting a chain of events that will be remembered in their little seaside town as the Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris.

  • Published: 30 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781782950622
  • Imprint: Red Fox Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Leon Garfield

Leon Garfield was born in Brighton in 1921. He was the acclaimed author of more than thirty novels for children and adults including Devil in the Fog, winner of the inaugural Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 1967, The God Beneath the Sea, winner of the 1970 Carnegie Medal, and John Diamond, winner of the 1980 Whitbread literary award. He was also elected a member of the Royal Society of Literature. He died in 1996.

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Praise for The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris

Garfield with his tongue in cheek is as adept as ever

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