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‘I’ve got the Sunday papers,’ Bertolt said, pushing Uncle Max’s door open with his shoulder and shuffling into the living room backwards. Newton, the copper-coloured firefly that was Bertolt’s closest friend, hovered above the boy’s cloud of white hair, his abdomen glowing gently.
Darkus and Virginia looked up. They were sitting cross-legged either side of an aqua-blue paddling pool filled with oak mulch and a mound of mugs. Darkus was wearing the Weevil Knieval T-shirt he’d bought in LA and Virginia was dressed in faded denim, old jeans and a

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Darkus and his friends continue their unforgettable adventure in this final instalment of the Beetle trilogy! 

Arch-villainess Lucretia Cutter has a secret Biome hidden in the Amazon rainforest: can Darkus and his friends, human and beetle alike, find it before it’s too late? If they can’t stop Lucretia, she will release her hoard of giant Frankenstein beetles, and the planet will never be the same again …

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