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Chris Riddell Card for web

We’re proud to unveil this year’s London Library Christmas card which has been specially designed for us by renowned children’s illustrator, political cartoonist, library champion and 2015-17 UK children’s laureate, Chris Riddell.

The card features one of Chris’s most famous characters – Ada Goth - star of the classic Goth Girl children’s book series, now into its fourth volume and winner of multiple awards, including the Costa Children’s Book award.

Ada, the only child of Lord Goth, normally resides in spooky Ghastly Gorm-Hall, but this Christmas she has sneaked out to The London Library to carry out some essential seasonal research in the Reading Room.

The unique card is available in packs of 8 (costing £6 per pack, including envelopes). Price excludes postage (which is charged at £1.20 per pack for postage within the UK - rates elsewhere will vary).

Cards can be ordered at reception or online at shop.londonlibrary.co.uk.

And don’t forget - as a London Library member you can also get 10% off the Goth Girl book series from our partner Hatchards!




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