Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps
Murray Lachlan Young
Release date: August 2018
With 54 original illustrations, and told entirely in verse, The Mystery of Raddlesham Mumps centres on young Crispin, the recently orphaned master of the Raddlesham Mumps. With only the company of the ancient butler Kenilworth, Crispin hears the tale of the lords of Raddlesham Mumps and their untimely demises. But Crispin doesn’t realise that the malevolent force that has been the bane of his family for generations has turned its gaze towards him…
Ghosts, Faeries and Witches are brought to life by the atmospheric artwork of Julie Verhoeven. Young and Verhoeven’s gothic collaboration outlines the frightening perils of inheritance.
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.