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Five Children and It - (Oct 30,31) When exploring the land around their new country house, Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and ?The Lamb' come across a magical and extremely grumpy Psammead, or ?sand-fairy'. He promises to grant them any wish, but the children soon discover that simple wishes aren't always so straightforward. Mayhem ensues, until the children must grant the Psammead a wish of his own... Princess Phyllida's Fortnight - Nov 17-19 Everyone thinks Phyllida lives inside a fairytale, but the pampered Bavarian princess is planning an escape. Spurning a handsome prince, Phyllida absconds with her tutor, Fritzing. They settle in Somerset, where Phyllida wreaks havoc by behaving rather too much like a princess! Then a certain jilted prince turns up. A ripping yarn of derring-do, heady romance and Latin grammar.