Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm Garden Party and bake-off are underway. Celebrity cooks--such as Nigellina Sugarspoon, Gordon Ramsgate and Heston Harboil--are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, is acting suspiciously. Elsewhere at Ghastly-Gorm Ada's wardrobe-dwelling lady's maid Marylebone has received a marriage proposal. Ada vows to aid the course of true love and find out what Maltravers is up to, but amidst all this activity, everyone, including her father, appears to have forgotten her birthday.
About the Author
Chris Riddell is the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate. His books have won a number of major prizes, including two Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. He is the coauthor of the bestselling series The Edge Chronicles, and the author of the Ottoline series.