Archie Green receives a mysterious present on his birthday. Deep within an ancient wooden box he finds an old book, written in a language he doesn't recognise. With the book comes a Special Instruction - Archie must travel to Oxford to return the book to the Museum of Magical Miscellany. Soon Archie will meet family that he never knew he had, and discover the world of the Flame Keepers - a community devoted to finding and preserving magical books. But the magical book under Archie's protection is dangerous, and dark spirits hunt it out. With the help of his cousins, Archie must do everything he can to uncover the book's hidden powers and save the Flame Keepers from evil. Welcome to a wonderful, magical world where bookshelves are enchanted, librarians are sorcerers and spells come to life.
This book has been awarded five stars as it was recognised by the Children's Book Of the Year Award, and the Specsavers Award. The British Book Awards or Nibbies has a history of different names. Originally called the British Book Awards, it was renamed the Galaxy National Book Awards (2010-11), then the Specsavers National Book Awards (2012-2014). In 2017 the award was renamed to the original British Book Awards or Nibbies. It is known as the Nibbies because of the golden nib-shaped trophy given to winners.