The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps by Murray Lachlan Young, illustrated by Julie Verhoeven
‘Now welcome dear friend to this sinister tale’
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 delapidated old house. Ancient Kenilworth, the butler, recounts for Crispin the tale of his luckless predeccessors. But as nights draws in, Crispin will learn the truth of his ill-fated line.
The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps has been called ‘A wonderfully witty, ghostly and entertaining read, made all the better for Julie Verhoeven’s haunting illustrations.’ The Idler magazine
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Murray Lachlan Young is a poet and stand up performer. He has also written for theatre and film. He came to prominence during the Brit Pop era of the mid-1990s, when he became the only poet to sign a contract worth £1m. Today Murray is best known as an ‘across network’ performer on BBC radio.
Julie Verhoeven‘s artistic praxis moves easily between art, fashion and design. Alongside her activity in the fashion world, she exhibits internationally as a visual artist, using a broad range of media including video, drawing, performance and installation. She has collaborated with Versace, Louis Vuitton, M.A.C, Mulberry and most recently Marc Jacobs & Miller Harris.