• "The Professor Branestawm stories really made me laugh when I was a boy. I rediscovered them recently and have greatly enjoyed reading them to my own kids. It's brilliant that a book written in 1933 can still make a modern kid laugh like a drain"

    Charlie Higson
  • "Norman Hunter's scatterbrained academic, who spends his time constructing ridiculously complex devices, is one of the best loved characters from children's literature"

  • "Will have seven- to 11-year-olds hugging themselves with glee"

    Daily Express
  • "Professor Branestawm and Mrs Flittersnoop have been part of our family since before time began. It's thrilling to welcome back the lunatic genius of our beloved Norman Hunter"

    Joanna Lumley