Autumn Launches 1: A Gothic Guide

YPGG cover small 180x229¬†Out in time to give Hallowe’en an extra thrill of fear, The Young Person’s Guide to the Gothic is the book for everyone who loves modern Gothic and wants to know where the vampires, ghouls, haunted houses and zombies all began. It takes all the elements of the Gothic, from the settings of castles and forests to the werewolves and zombies who infest them, and uses extracts from the original classics as illustrations – and to encourage readers to go on and explore these wonderful works. It is an ideal primer for those studying the Gothic in Key Stages 3 or 4 or A-level: but it is also to be read for the sheer enjoyment. Editor Richard Bayne has included a dozen complete Gothic stories – some familiar, some found mouldering in the crypts – so forming an anthology of some of the best chilling tales of all time. To complete the fun, the Guide contains new illustrations by master of the gothic novel Richard Sala. Enter if you dare…