Fawlty Towers Meets Treehouse: Extract of Toffle Towers: Fully Booked

Fawlty Towers Meets Treehouse: Extract of Toffle Towers: Fully Booked

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We’re very excited to report that author Tim Harris has a brand-new series out this month.

Toffle Towers: Fully Booked introduces readers to 10-year-old Chegwin Toffle, a daydreamer of the most advanced kind who out of the blue inherits an entire hotel!

Unbeknownst to Chegwin, his late Great Uncle Terrence Toffle bequeathed the hotel to him – he doesn’t have to accept the responsibility of looking after the hotel but if he declines it will be sold and all the employees will be out of a job.

You may be thinking that a daydreamer isn’t the best equipped person to run a hotel or that Chegwin may not be organised or level headed enough to keep things ticking over as they should be. You might also be thinking he’s only 10-years-old!

Despite Chegwin’s teachers despairing at his lack of concentration and fear that as a ‘dreamer’ he’ll never amount to much, his parents appear to have complete faith in his ability to pull this off and they are coming along to back him up.

However, without checking the fine print, Chegwin has quite possibly bitten off more than he can chew. Toffle Towers isn’t your typical hotel and it hasn’t had a booking for two years…

Fawlty Towers was the inspiration for this quirky story full of equally quirky characters. There’s diamond-in-the-rough groundsman Barry, terribly posh butler Larry and Pepper the whiz-bang chef amongst others.

Chegwin takes on the mission of re-shaping the hotel with gusto and the introduction of a flying shuttle bus brings them their first customer but they’re going to need a lot more than that.

Read our full review | Purchase a copy of Toffle Towers: Fully Booked

Tim Harris is one of the most exciting children’s authors in Australia. His first series of books, Exploding Endings, will have primary-aged readers both captivated and laughing out loud. The first book in the series, Painted Dogs & Doom Cakes, was awarded Honour Book at the 2017 KOALAs. His second series, Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables, contains his trademark quirkiness, mixed with a touch of poignancy.

A former primary school teacher of 15 years, and advocate for creativity and short stories, Tim’s presentations and workshops are dynamic and entertaining. He is a sought-after presenter, having worked in over a hundred schools in 2016 and 2017 alone.

Tim lives in Sydney with his wife and three young children.

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Publisher details

Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables
Author
Tim Harris
Publisher
Penguin
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
01 September, 2017

Synopsis

He’s the first teacher to cook us breakfast. Is his spark-maker beetle really that dangerous? I heard he drank yak’s milk in Mongolia. He’s the only person who isn’t afraid of Canteen Carol. My mum says he used to be in the circus.The class in room 12B has a new teacher, and nothing is ever going to be the same . . .
Penguin Random House Australia
About the author

Penguin Random House Australia

Books by Penguin Random House Australia

Tim Harris
About the author

Tim Harris

Author Tim Harris is a former advertising copywriter and creative director who became increasingly obsessed by sporting history after a pub argument about why football shirts tend to be striped and rugby shirts hooped. He is the author of Sport: Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know.

Books by Tim Harris

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