Published 4th August 2022Pre-order
Ophelia Bottom longs for a boring life. Instead, she’s stuck living in a rickety converted van and managing Bottom’s Travelling Theatre, the moveable stage where her embarrassing actor parents put on occasionally disastrous plays. Every day, she wishes she lived in an ordinary house, with parents who worked ordinary, undramatic jobs.
When the family gets stuck in the seaside town of Stopford, Ophelia’s dream appears to be coming true: all the Stopford residents seem to have very normal lives. But someone is trying to drive the Bottoms out, and surrounding all the normality is a strange village motto: PLASTIC IS FANTASTIC. Can Ophelia discover what’s really behind Stopford’s perfect appearance – before she loses everything that makes the Bottom family life so special?