Mabel lives by the sea with her parents in The Mermaid Hotel, where she keeps a close eye on the comings and goings of all the guests. Then one day an old lady arrives and there is something very suspicious about her, with her growly voice and her heavy trunks and her beady-eyed tortoise. And why does no one know her REAL name? There can only be one answer, Mabel decides … this guest must be a SUPERVILLAIN! But even supervillains have a softer side, and before long the two are embarking on all kinds of adventures together.
Already the author of bestselling books for adults, Sophie Dahl’s first children’s book “Madame Badobedah” is a timeless story celebrating the power of friendship and of imagination. Come and hear Sophie tell us all about the inspirations behind this warm and sparky story, in conversation with Nicolette Jones, children’s books editor of The Sunday Times.
Age 6 – adult