The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps

By Murray Lachlan Young

Illustrator: Julie Verhoeven

Format: Paperback

The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps is a modern ballad in verse form, reminiscent of the Tale of Tam o' Shanter, but with a child protagonist. Crispin inherits a ghostly and ghastly stately pile, threatened by a curse and menaced by a demonic butler. Faeries, witches and ghosts make their mark on the boy as the tale builds to a climax. 

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Scotland Street Press

The Press was set up to publish "ANT". After 8 years research on Chasing Lost Time, the Life of C. K. Scott Moncrieff, Soldier, Spy, Translator,( published by Chatto and Windus and Vintage here in the UK and by Farrar Straus and Giroux in the US), Jean Findlay, the author, was left with masses of material. The creative works of C. K. Scott Moncrieff had never been collected and here they all were waiting to go to press. Being naturally impatient, she decided, like the Little Red Hen, to do it herself. Hence the birth of Scotland Street Press. The Press will go on to publish literary fiction, memoir and travel in book form.

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With 56 original illustrations and told entirely in verse, read a dramatic tale of the perils of inheritance.  Seven year old Crispin inherits a stately pile called Raddlesham Mumps. With only the company of the ancient butler Kenilworth, Crispin hears the tales of the early deaths of all his ancestors, until the malevolent force turns gaze towards him...  Ghosts, faeries and witches are brought to life in the gothic artwork of Julie Verhoeven.  Young and Verhoeven collaborate for the first time in a unique piece of work.

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Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Scotland Street Press
Publication Date 1 Aug 2018
ISBN 9781910895276
Number of Pages 110

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