Mrs Goad and the Scalpel of Galen by HJ Maple
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AN UNINVITED GUEST
Mrs Goad is suffering from dementia. She’s happily cooking grass for her lunch, when a wizard appears in her kitchen. Dr Bernard Abbot is from the muggle admissions department at St Mungo’s. Mrs Goad’s rapid acquisition of magical powers has come to the attention of the Ministry....
Tracey is determined to tackle the taboo subject of her mother’s dementia. But she remains puzzled by the incident at the hospital last week. Mirabelle’s ankle had definitely been broken...but then Mrs Goad had taken charge. With Mirabelle now safely away on a school trip,Tracey decides it’s time for action. But Mrs Goad has other concerns....
FROM BIRMINGHAM TO RAMSGATE
Unaware of the drama unfolding around her Gran’s acquisition of a wand, Mirabelle sets off on Year 6’s school trip to Kent. Ashamed of only having an ancient thing called an ‘iPad’ to play with on the long journey, she’s horrified to find herself sitting next to Mark all the way. Once her very best friend, he’s changed, becoming cold and distant. But now she is about to discover why....
LIGHTING UP THE TUNNEL
Like many children, all over the world, Tracey had learned to read through the Harry Potter books and she loved them. But in 2022 they were banned, following a series of scandals and Tracey had been horrified. Since then, secret websites and networks have sprung up, dedicated to keeping faith with the wizarding world and uncovering the truth. Tracey is sure that she’s made a breakthrough. It seems that Harry Potter was always far more than just a children’s story....
SPARKBROOK HEALTH CENTRE
The mysterious Doctor Ditchwood poses as a locum in a busy Birmingham Health Centre. But why are all his appointments with children aged ten or eleven? And why can’t receptionist Chloe Saunders ever remember him from one visit to the next? She decides to find out what he’s really up to...
Mrs Goad just can’t get used to the idea of being a witch, though she’s enjoying experimenting with her wand. The results are rather variable, unfortunately. She’s also concerned about the vivid dreams she’s been having - why on earth would she imagine that Mirabelle might go to school by train? Things come to a head when the Ministry decides to pay the Goad household a second visit...
A LIVING MUMMY
The Goad family visit Mark in hospital. Mrs Goad discovers the extraordinary scope of her healing powers, even if it does involve a bit of arguing with her wand. The full horror of Dr Ditchwood’s mission is becoming clear....
THE CHOSEN SUCCESSOR
The Goad family have dug out Tracey’s old Harry Potter books, desperate for tips on how to use magic. But despite Mirabelle managing to use a wand for the first time, they still can’t work out how to tackle Dr Ditchwood. And the appointment is for the very next day....
Dr Ditchwood saunters in to work on Friday morning, confident that he will soon have Mirabelle under his control. The Goad family arrive as planned but will they be able to outwit him?
MRS GOAD ON TRIAL
Mrs Goad finds herself transported to the Ministry. It seems that she’s at the centre of a court case. But not even the celebrated Judge Louis Shacklebolt is a match for her powers. Mark is feeling better than he has for months but he can’t figure out if the visitation from a grumpy silver hedgehog really happened. Until Mrs Goad appears at his bedside...
THE SCALPEL RETURNS
Finally, Dr Ditchwood is about to get Mirabelle under his control. But things aren’t going quite as he’d planned. Mrs Goad and Mark team up to pay him a visit...
PLATFORM 11 and a 1/2
The Goad and Sawyer families gather at the station to see Mirabelle and Mark off to Hogwarts. But the Harry Potter books weren’t quite telling the truth. And by 2026 there have had to be some changes...
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