“They’re coming, boy. They’ll be here any moment. Don’t talk to them. Don’t speak at all if you can help it. And for pity’s sake, boy – don’t make them angry.“
On a dark and lonely Christmas Eve…
In an ancient dining room of an ancient college…
Lewis, the kitchen boy, is helping to prepare a highly unusual feast.
For tonight is the meeting of a secret club for those who despise children, warmth, happiness, and above all, CHRISTMAS.
Each guest must compete to tell the most terrifying, gruesome tale they know…
Who will win? And how will Lewis ever get out alive?
“A gory and gruesome antidote to Christmas cheer”
The Sunday Express
“A delight… Montgomery pulls off a clever feat. There are echoes of Roald Dahl and Joan Aiken… genuinely frightening.”
“Montgomery is a supremely readable writer [and] a natural comic.”
Telegraph Children’s Book of the Week