Have you every wondered what would happen if Roald Dahl, Lemony Snicket, and Neil Gaiman came together to write a children’s version of The Picture of Dorian Gray? If so, you need to pick up one of my favourite books of the year so far, The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt Phillips!
This amazing book comes out on October 1st in the UK and December 8th in Canada! I posted some links at the bottom of this post where you could pre-order the book from!
About the Book (From Goodreads): “Ebenezer Tweezer is a youthful 511-year-old. He keeps a beast in the attic of his mansion, who he feeds all manner of things (including performing monkeys, his pet cat and the occasional cactus) and in return the beast vomits out presents for Ebenezer, as well as potions which keep him young and beautiful. But the beast grows ever greedier, and soon only a nice, juicy child will do. So when Ebenezer encounters orphan Bethany, it seems like (everlasting) life will go on as normal. But Bethany is not your average orphan . . .”
About the Author: Jack Meggitt Phillips is an incredibly exciting new talent. He is an author, scriptwriter and playwright whose work has been performed at The Roundhouse and featured on Radio 4. He is scriptwriter and presenter of The History of Advertising podcast. In his mind, Jack is an enormously talented ballroom dancer, however his enthusiasm far surpasses his actual talent. Jack lives in north London where he spends most of his time drinking peculiar teas and reading PG Wodehouse novels.
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