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Groosham Grange

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Expelled from his posh public school, David Eliot is packed off to Groosham Grange, whose prospectus promises strong discipline and only one day's holiday a year. The schools location is Skrull Island, so remote that it's not, even on the map. On the train ride down, David meets two fellow novice pupils, Jill and Jeffrey, and a vicar so affected by the mere mention of the name "Groosham Grange" that he suffers a heart attack! The pupils are met at the station by the gruesome Gregor and taken to the island on the boat of the chilling Captain Bloodbath. Worse is to follow. The school's assistant headmaster, Mr Kilgraw, insists that his new pupil sign his name in the registration book in blood - his own blood! This is just the first of many weird happenings that prompt a host of disturbing questions: Why are the staff so creepy? What's the significance of the black rings everyone wears? Why do the other pupils all have false names? Where do they vanish to at night? And, most important of all, how on earth can David get away - alive? Anthony Horowitz is also the author of "Granny", "The Falcon's Malteser" and "South by South East". "Groosham Grange" won the 1990 Lancashire Children's Book Award. Hide synopsis

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