It's not the greatest start to a summer holiday. The car breaks down, miles from anywhere, and suddenly Joy and her family are stuck in the first bed-and-breakfast they can find. And it's no ordinary place. Forever X, says the sign on the house. That's strange enough. But inside, everything is even weirder - from the girl in an elf costume to the mysterious Mr Angel. And then the police arrive. .. Reviews include: A superbly written novel, both funny and illuminating. " - School Librarian. Geraldine McCaughrean is one of the most highly-acclaimed living children's writers. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Novel Award (twice), the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, and the inaugural Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Stunning new cover design for all of Geraldine McCaughrean's novels - this title is being issued simultaneously with new matching edition of "Plundering Paradise". The funny, quirky theme will have broad appeal. "