The third book in the Wolves of Willoughby Chase series follows one of my favourite childhood heroines, Dido Twite. This is the first book (of quite a few), where she takes over as the main protagonist and she is simply brilliant.
Dido wakes up after a long sleep to find herself on a whaling ship with an odd captain who has a strange obsession with a pink whale. Although longing to get home to England, she promises Captain Casket that she will look after his timid daughter, Dutiful Penitence (as Dido would say, “glad I wasn’t saddled with such a handle!”) on the island of Nantucket.
However all is not right on the island, and Dido once again finds herself at the centre of a Hanoverian plot to blow up the King in England. Like the previous books, this is a fun and fantastic tale. The writing is just as good as ever, but with the added bonus of Dido’s entertaining phrases. Some of the plot ‘twists’ may be a bit obvious, especially with the return of a baddie from earlier in the series, but it’s all a bit of fun and silliness really!