The Uncommoners: the Crooked Sixpence
Ivy's problems have always been ordinary (like having a really annoying older brother). That is, until her beloved grandmother is taken seriously ill and her life changes for ever. When a glossy black feather writes an ominous message on the kitchen wall and a mysterious funeral coach arrives, bringing with it the strangest policemen, Ivy and Seb go on the run. Helped by a boy who might be their enemy, they are catapulted into the strange underground world of Lundinor, where people travel via luggage and where inanimate objects are strangely... chatty.