Brian Luff’s epic novel Muddleton is a bizarre and colourful history of the Hogg-Marchmont family – a dysfunctional and delusional aristocratic dynasty – as they desperately try to save their beloved ancestral home from demolition.

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When Hogg Hall is condemned by the town council and ordered to be torn down, Earl Hardy Hogg-Marchmont believes that challenging the decision will be a wasted effort, until he is visited by the furious ghosts of his ancestors, who convince him to put up a fight.

Spanning a period of two hundred and fifty years, Muddleton describes the history of this hapless family from the middle of the 18th century to the present day. It’s a tale of absurdity, supernatural encounters and surreal events, making it a truly unforgettable read.

A TV scriptwriter and multi award-winning short film maker, Brian Luff founded The Production Village in Crouch End in 2023. He co-wrote the cult comedy series Pets for Channel 4 and has been a senior digital producer for BBC Comedy. Brian has performed countless times on the Edinburgh Fringe and is an occasional visiting lecturer on the BA scriptwriting course at Bournemouth University. 

Muddleton is an adaptation of Luff’s popular podcast Hogg Hall.