John Dougherty

Bansi O'Hara and the Edges of Halloween
  • Bansi O'Hara and the Edges of Halloween

  • Bansi O'Hara returns in a fast-paced, funny and frightening adventure. She could be excused for wanting a quiet life after the events of THE BLOODLINE PROPHECY, where an ancient prophecy from the land of the faeries nearly made her come a cropper at the hands of their Dark Lord. But back into Tir na n'Og she must go - this time to rescue her mum, who is being held captive as a bride for the Dread Cruach. Helped (and often hindered) by Granny and her bickering pal Nora Mullarkey, can Bansi defeat this most sinister of sprites?

JOHN DOUGHERTY lives in London. A supply teacher with plenty of experience of classroom activities in primary education, he is also a singer-songwriter with one CD already available - and has appeared on TV when his living room was designed in a Gothic style by Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen. In 2004, he also ran the London Marathon to raise funds for a charity to help children in care. This is his third book for the Young Corgi list. His first, ZEUS ON THE LOOSE, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and JACK SLATER was shortlisted for the Ottaker's Children's Book Award, pre-publication.