Arthur Bannister has been unexpectedly accepted into Shiverton Hall - an incredibly spooky school, full of surprises. It is just as well Shiverton Hall made its offer, because Arthur had a horrible time at his previous school, and was desperate to leave. Timely indeed.... But Arthur has no time to worry about the strange coincidence. He is too busy trying to make head or tail of Shiverton Hall, dogged as it is by tales of curses and bad fortune.
There are a few friendly faces: George, Penny and Jake. But not all the faces are friendly - for example, the bullying Forge triplets and headmistress Professor Long-Pitt, whose acid tongue makes Arthur's life a misery. Luckily Arthur has his new friends to cheer him up. Although there are some friends that you don't want to have at all, as Arthur is soon to find out. Download and start listening now!