Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0141346469/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_rFaevb0NJ00C1
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Carpe Jugulum (Latatian for "seize the throat", cf. Carpe diem) is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the twenty-third in the Discworld series. It was first published in 1998. In Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett pastiches the traditions of vampire literature, playing with the mythic archetypes and featuring a tongue-in-cheek reversal of 'vampyre' subculture with young vampires who wear bright clothes, drink wine, and stay up until noon.