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Archive for October, 2010

Anonymous – Tales Of Horror & Mystery

Posted by demonik on October 25, 2010

Anonymous – Tales Of Horror & Mystery (Dean, 1993)

Luis Rey

Luis Rey

Horror Stories

Roald Dahl – The Landlady
Walter De La Mare – The Riddle
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
Ruth Ainsworth – Through The Door
E. Nesbit – Man-Size In Marble
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
Helen Cresswell – A Kind Of Swan Song
Gene Kemp – The Clock Tower Ghost
Robert Arthur – The Haunted Trailer
Ambrose Bierce – The Stranger
Walter De La Mare – Bad Company
Michael Joseph – The Yellow Cat
W. W. Jacobs – The Well
Saki – Laura
Joan Aiken – The Swan Child
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Brown Hand
H. G. Wells – The Red Room

Mystery Stories

Joan Aiken – The Blade
M. R. James – Lost Hearts
Charles Dickens – The Signalman
Oscar Wilde – The Picture Of Dorian Gray (Extract)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Silver Mirror
Bret Harte – The Stolen Cigar Case
Honore De Balzac – The Mysterious Mansion
Nicholas Fisk – Sweets From A Stranger
Roald Dahl – The Hitch-Hiker
Wilkie Collins – The Dream Woman
Edgar Allan Poe – The Masque Of The Red Death
Karen Blixen – The Sailor Boy’s Tale
Guy de Maupassant – The Horla
Theophile Gautier – The Mummy’s Foot

Blurb:
“It is very seldom that one encounters what would appear to be sheer unadulterated evil in a human face; an evil, I mean, active, deliberate, deadly, dangerous.”

This anthology contains more than thirty spine-chilling stories by contemporary and classic writers, drawing us into a world of ghosts, demons and horrific happenings.

In Walter de la Mare’s Bad Company who is the evil-looking stranger on the Underground who leads us to a frightening discovery? And in Roald Dahl’s The Landlady what sinister secret is the mysterious proprietress of the guesthouse witholding from her unsuspecting guest?

These startling and compelling stories by some of the world’s greatest writers will enthrall readers to the very last page.

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Michael Morpurgo – Ghostly Haunts

Posted by demonik on October 25, 2010

Michael Morpurgo (ed.) – Ghostly Haunts (Collins/ The National Trust, 1994)

Paul Young

Illustrated by Nilesh Mistry

Michael Morpurgo – Introduction

Ted Hughes – The Deadfall
Berlie Doherty – Hurry, Please
Michael Morpurgo – Silver Ghost
John Quinn – The Rising Stones
Dick King-Smith – Godfrey’s Revenge
Anne Merrick – Mirror, Mirror
Joan Aiken – The Thing In Waiting
Alick Rowe – The Dorabella Variation
Terence Blacker – A Lady in Blue, Unidentified
Jamila Gavin – The Demon Drummer

The Authors
The National Trust
National Trust Properties Featured In The Stories

Blurb
Have you ever visited a spooky place and wondered whether the ghosts of the people who lived there still linger around the buildings or the grounds?

This haunting collection of new stories featuring real places eerily captures the atmosphere and history surrounding them, creating a ghostly world that will stay with you long after you’ve read the last word…

“Michael Morpurgo has persuaded ten contemporary children’s authors to produce an attractive variety of ghosts hallmarked by the National Trust.” – The Times

“Ghostly Haunts provides a rich and substantial collection of good, classy, classic ghost tales.” – TES

A commemorative collection specially commissioned to celebrate the National Trust’s centenary, guaranteed to become a classic of its kind.

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