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'Dyslexic and proud' author Hatty Ashton, of Bury St Edmunds, prepares to launch second book Forkbeard and the Ghost King




Hallowe'en might be long forgotten, but visitors to Moyse's Hall Museum can enjoy some spooky historic fun later this month.

Following the success of first book 'There's a Head in my Bed', author and actor Hatty Ashton launches 'Forkbeard and the Ghost King' at the museum on November 25, with readings at 12.30 and 1.30pm.

Released in 2016, There's a Head in my Bed is on its third print run. Now, Hatty hopes to replicate that success with Forkbeard and the Ghost King.

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK, 06 November 2018..Hatty Ashton of Bury St Edmunds with her characters Ghosty Ed and Forkbeard from her new book called Forkbeard and the Ghost King which is set at Moyse’s hall, illustration by Joshua Rosewarn...Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography. (5258584)
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK, 06 November 2018..Hatty Ashton of Bury St Edmunds with her characters Ghosty Ed and Forkbeard from her new book called Forkbeard and the Ghost King which is set at Moyse’s hall, illustration by Joshua Rosewarn...Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography. (5258584)

"The book tells the tale of Forkbeard and his encounter with the ghost of Saint Edmund. There are actually two ghost stories based on the legend of King Edmund and this one is depicted in an old picture," said Hatty, 26. "It isn't scary, but it is a bit spooky, with lots of chances for silly faces and shouting 'boo' really loudly."

Hatty, who describes herself as 'dyslexic and proud', was inspired by her own love of 'silly and fun' children's books such as Dr Seuss and Horrible Histories.

Any schools or groups interested in a visit from Hatty should contact her via the There's a Head in my Bed Facebook page.

The book, costing £8.99, will be available from the Cathedral shop, The Apex and Moyse's Hall Museum.



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