The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips
Illustrated by Isabelle Follath
The Beast and the Bethany is an absolute FEAST! I full on devoured Jack Meggitt Phillips’ enticingly bold debut in one delicious sitting, and was in stitches throughout.
Featuring an outlandish cast of characters - the dastardly handsome 511-year-old Ebenezer Tweezer; the wildly, wayward Bethany (think Tracy Beaker meets Wednesday Addams!) who doesn’t do rules, or friends or kindness for that matter; one extremely unpleasant beast with a gruesome and rather terrifying appetite; and one extraordinarily rare parrot - this is one (bone) cracking good read.
Chillingly atmospheric, fantastically funny, and strikingly original, The Beast and the Bethany reads with the eccentricity of Roald Dahl and the eerie taste of The Series of Unfortunate Events. It’s an unforgettable modern classic for sure. You’re in a for a glorious treat!