Hell's Bells : Samuel Johnson Vs the Devil Paperback
Samuel Johnson - with a little help from his dachshund Boswell and a very unlucky demon named Nurd - has sent the demons back to Hell. But the diabolical Mrs Abernathy is not one to take defeat lying down. When she reopens the portal and sucks Samuel and Boswell down into the underworld, she brings an ice-cream van full of dwarfs as well. And two policemen. Can this eccentric gang defeat the forces of Evil? And is there life after Hell for Nurd?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 01/11/2011
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781444724967
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Review by adpaton
The continued chronicles of young Samuel Johnson and his sausage dog Boswell: after defeating the denizens of Hell in the first book, The Gates, Samuel is more interested in romance than in the vengeful intentions of 'Mrs Abernathy', the demon in drag whom he thwarted before. Abernathy, in increasingly bedraggled dress, kidnaps Samuel and a host of other earthlings but of course he escapes, and the actio is fast and funny. Plus he is reunited with Nurd and Wormwood from the first book. Note: I think the American edition of the book is called Infernal.