Out on 25 April 2024

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 April 2024
224 pages


A beautiful fresh cover look for the second title in Chris Riddell's Costa Award-winning Goth Girl series: Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death. This funny sequel to Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse is packed with gorgeous black-and-white illustrations thoughout, and is perfect for girls and boys aged 8 to 11!

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.

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!

Continue this deliciously dark series with Goth Girl and the Wurthering 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.
A very welcome return to Ghastly-Gorm Hall.
A welcome return to the Ghastly- Gorm Hall and the irresitable Ada Goth.