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Uncle and Claudius the Camel

Uncle and Claudius the Camel

by J. P. Martin

Publisher Jonathan Cape

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Uncle does not often go on holiday as very few hotels provide beds big enough for elephants. At Sunset Beach he hopes for a real rest and change, but almost at once fifty camels, led by the courteous Claudius, arrive with news of trouble at his great castle of Homeward.

From this moment his attempts to have a holiday are interrupted by one unexpected happening after another. Uncle and his faithful followers rescue holiday-makers from the sinister Wheel House, use paraballoons at the Fun Fair, and face a fearful monster at Water-Step Hill. Theres the noisy braying affair of Idleass and Hot Donk; Fishy William at Comfort Cove; breakfast with the miraculous Singing Flower; high tea with the Glenmore Giraffes. A succession of fantastic adventures lead to the awesome moment when Uncle is chained and helpless at the mercy of the Badfort Crowd in Beaver Hatemans Chamber of Horrors. Can Uncle possibly escape this time?

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About the Author

J. P. Martin

John Percival Martin also known as J.P. Martin, was an English author best known for his Uncle series of children's stories.


Martin was born in Scarborough in the county of Yorkshire in summer 1879 and became a Methodist minister in 1902 before serving as a missionary in South Africa and as an army chaplain in Palestine during the First World War. After the Second World War he lived in the village of Timberscombe in Somerset, where he died in March 1966. In 1906 he married Nancy Mann in Johannesburg.


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    This copy has some foxing to the page block and some shelf wear to the bottom of the spine. It has a price clip, some wear to the edges of the jacket, and light creasing on the jacket at the top of the spine.

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