Book giveaway: Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright

People are flocking to Ghastly-Gorm Hall from far and wide to compete in Lord Goth's Literary Dog Show. The esteemed judges are in place and the contestants are all ready to win. Sir Walter Splott is preparing his Lanarkshire Lurcher, Plain Austen is preening her Hampshire Hound and Homily Dickinson and her Yankee Poodle are raring to go.

But there's something strange going on at Ghastly-Gorm - mysterious footprints, howls in the night and some suspiciously chewed shoes. 

Can Ada, the Attic Club and their new friends the Vicarage sisters (Charlotte, Emily and Anne) work out what's going on before the next full moon? 

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About the author

Chris Riddell is the current Children's Laureate, and is familiar to both children and adults for the fascinating detail and enchanting enchanting fantasy elements of his distinctive line drawings. 

He's twice won the Kate Greenaway Medal, for Pirate Diary and Jonathan Swift's Gulliver, and his novel Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His other titles include the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia and, with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth books, the Scavenger series and the Blobheads series. He's also political cartoonist for the Observer, The Literary Review and The New Statesman. 

Chris lives in Brighton with his wife, and has three grown-up children, and he'll be one of the World Book Day £1 book authors for 2015. Find out more at, or follow him on Facebook, or Twitter and Instagram @chrisriddell50.


We have 50 copies of Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright to give away 

Fill in the form below to apply for your free copy. Don't forget, if you receive a free copy of this book, we ask you to tell us what you thought of it on the discussion thread or write a review for us in our book reviews section

We'll email all those who have been allocated books once the giveaway has closed (on Monday 26 October). 

This giveaway is sponsored by Macmillan.


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