Ted Hughes: Ffangs the Vampire Bat and The Kiss of Truth (audio)

Ted Hughes: Ffangs the Vampire Bat and The Kiss of Truth

Ted Hughes: Ffangs the Vampire Bat and The Kiss of Truth (audiobook)

Ffangs the Vampire Bat and The Kiss of Truth

Author: Hughes, Ted

Publisher: Faber & Faber, 1986
US ed.: ?

Illustrated by Chris Riddell

Ffangs tells the story of a little vampire who wants to be human and follows his adventures trying to achieve this goal. The story is told in an exciting mixture of verse and prose.

As the title suggests, it presents another quest for Truth (see What is the Truth?). Very sadly, the story remained unfinished and no sequel exists even though there is an announcement on the last page that Ffangs's adventures would be continued in "the next book". 

Nevertheless, Ffangs is a very exciting read and Chris Riddell has provided an amazing set of illustrations. The story is also available as an AudioBook, read by Ted Hughes himself. 

See also Ffangs ... (audio).