With both his parents killed in mysterious circumstances, young Crispin de Quincy de Faversham Clumps inherits the dark and dank Raddlesham Mumps. Crispin is the latest in his long family line to own the dilapidated old house. Ancient Kenilworth, the butler, recounts for Crispin the tale of his luckless predecessors. But as nights draws in, Crispin will learn the truth of his ill-fated line.
Ghosts, Faeries and Witches are brought to life by the atmospheric artwork of Julie Verhoeven with 54 original illustrations. Young and Verhoeven’s gothic collaboration outlines the frightening perils of inheritance.
‘A wonderfully witty, ghostly and entertaining read, made all the better for Julie Verhoeven’s haunting illustrations.’
‘ a fearsome but funny, perfectly metrical gothic tale of dynasty, death, revenge and hope…Fantastic word play, lots of gruesome, lovely morals.’
‘Now welcome dear friend to this sinister tale’