*just finished reading this book, loved it!*
"You are rather lost, my dear. Turn round once, clockwise. The, still turning, open the door with your left hand only. Go through and let the door shut behind you. Then take 2 long steps sideways to your left. This will bring you back beside the bathroom."
Charmain Baker is in over her head. Looking after Great Uncle William's tiny cottage while he's ill should have been easy, but Great Uncle William is better known as the Royal Wizard Norland and his house bends space and time. Its single door leads to any number of places - the bedrooms, the kitchen, the caves under the mountains, to the royal castle and even to the past!
By opening that door, Charmain is now also looking after an extremely magical stray dog, a muddled young apprentice wizard and a box of the king's most treasured documents, as well as irritating a clan of small blue creatures.