||It has been suggested that Even Madder Aunt Maud be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since September 2012.|
|Series||Eddie Dickens Trilogy|
|Publisher||Faber and Faber|
|LC Class||PZ7.A6776 Aw 2000|
|Followed by||Dreadful Acts|
Awful End (published in the US as A House Called Awful End) is a 2000 children's novel by Philip Ardagh and the first book of the Eddie Dickens trilogy, which was followed by The Further Adventures of Eddie Dickens.
The book is essentially a comical adventure about Eddie Dickens who has to go live with his Great Uncle and Great Aunt at Awful End as his parents have the yellow fever. Philip Ardagh uses clever puns and uses ambiguity of sentences to create a situation comedy. One paragraph of interest is as follows, 'Eddie took a seat next to Aunt. "Put that seat right back into its place!", screamed Aunt. So Eddie put the seat back in its place and sat down.'
- "Authors compete for children's votes". The Northern Echo. 2002-03-12. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
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