The Beast and The Bethany with Jack Meggitt-Phillips


Tuesday 23rd February, 11am

Streamed live on both Kirklees Libraries YouTube channel, Twitter and Facebook pages.

Exciting new talent Jack Meggitt-Phillips will be hosting a “beastly” quiz and reading exerpts from his spooky novel, The Beast and The Bethany. This dastardly inventive and hilarious novel channels Dahl and Lemony Snicket in a tale about the Beast in the attic who’s hungry for, well, anything. It’s an absolute delight – brilliantly written so that it can be enjoyed by a wide range of ages (including adults!). The film rights have been snapped up so we’re at the start of something huge.

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About The Beast and the Bethany

Ebenezer Tweezer is a youthful 511 -year-old, who keeps a beast in the attic of his mansion.

He feeds the beast all manner of things and in return vomits out presents for Ebenezer.

But the beast grows ever greedier.  And it’s bored of a diet of parrots and performing monkeys.

It’s time for a new meal….

Has the beast met its match in the Bethany?

About Jack Meggitt-Phillips

Jack Meggitt-Phillips is an author whose work has been performed at the Roundhouse and featured on Radio 4.  He also writes and presents The History of Advertising podcast.  Jack lives in north London, where he spends most of his time drinking peculiar teas and reading PG Wodehouse novels.

Picture credit: David Myers


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