Saturday, 5 April 2008

Gothic fest

Nice to that Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror was picked out in the Book Trust's Best New Children's Books pullout in the Guardian newspaper here in the UK on Saturday. It was given a spot in the 11+ section.

The review was as follows:

When Edgar visits eccentric Uncle Montague, he is subjected to a series of compelling stories with scorpion-like stings. In an age when gore and guts dominate the horror genre, Priestley's gothic fest of Poe-like fables stand out like shining beacons, further enhanced but suitably grim illustrations by David Roberts.

Certainly a better reference to Edgar Allen Poe than I got last year. The sentence 'More poo than Poe' formed part of a slightly hysterical (inboth senses of the word
) review in SFX magazine. It cracks me up every time I read it.

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