More adventures and kidnapping for this plucky young orphan as she outwits the evil Valpurga Vilemile once again. Lively new covers and illustrations and freshly designed text.
Dimanche Diller is living happily with her newly found aunt with her evil enemy, Valpurga Vilemile, safely behind bars in prison. But Valpurga is still after Dimanche's fortune and she sends her nephew Wolfie T. Volfango to capture Dimanche and hold her for a huge ransom. Once again Dimanche's charm and wits, help her come out on top again, but not before she has made friends with her captor who is an endearing, bumbling villain who turns over a new leaf.
More excitement, danger, evil plots and kidnapping. All the right ingredients for a satisfyingly exciting novel.
Henrietta Branford was born in India and lived with her husband Paul Carter and three children in Southampton. Her books are all based on people she knew. As well as winning the Smarties Prize for Dimanche Diller, she won The Guardian Fiction Award for her longer novel Fire, Bed and Bone [Walker]. Her other books include the picture book Little Pig Figwort ], Ruby Red, Spacebaby, Spacebaby and the Megavolt Monster [all Collins], The Fated Sky [Walker]. Henrietta Branford died of breast cancer on April 23rd, 1999. The Branford Boase award for a first novel is in memory of Henrietta and her editor at Walker, Wendy Boase who both died in the same year.