Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death

Chris Riddell

Ages 8 to 11

2014 Nominee

National Book Awards Children's Book of the Year Award

25 September 2014
224 pages


Packed full of beautiful black-and-white illustrations, Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death is the second in this ghostly, funny series from the Costa Award winner Chris Riddell.

Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm Garden Party and bake-off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, is acting suspiciously. Very suspiciously . . .

Elsewhere at Ghastly-Gorm, Ada's wardrobe-dwelling lady's maid Marylebone has received a marriage proposal. Ada vows to aid the course of true love – and find out what Maltravers is up to – but amidst all this activity, everyone, including her father, appears to have forgotten her birthday!

Though they can be enjoyed in any order, continue this deliciously dark series with Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright and Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony.

It's no surprise to see a sequel to the wonderful Goth Girl, a Christmas hardback bestseller and the Costa Children's Book of the Year. Expect more deliciously dark adventure and beautiful production values.