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Archive for the ‘Denys Val Baker’ Category

Denys Val Baker – When Churchyards Yawn

Posted by demonik on May 30, 2008

Denys Val Baker (ed.) – When Churchyards Yawn (William Kimber, 1982)

Book Cover by Ionicus

(cover: Ionicus)

M.R. James – Rats
Ronald Duncan – When We Dead Awaken
Daphne du Maurier – Escort
Fred Urquhart – Seven Ghosts in Search
James Turner – Act of Contrition
Frank Baker – In the Box
Winston Graham – The Basket Chair
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Sad Ghost
Giles Gordon – In Spite of Himself
Jean Stubbs – The Walking Shadow
Hugh Walpole – Mrs Lunt
Denys Val Baker – The Anniversary
Peter Tinniswood – The Top Coat

Thanks to Alan Frackelton for providing the contents and cover scan!

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Denys Val Baker – Stories Of The Supernatural

Posted by demonik on May 30, 2008

Denys Val Baker (ed.) – Stories Of The Supernatural (William Kimber, 1979)

Book cover by Ionicus

(cover: Ionicus)

Frank Baker – Tyme Tryeth Troth
Roald Dahl – The Sound Machine
Antonia Fraser – Whose Been Sitting in My Car?
William Trevor – George and Alice and Isabel
Ann Bridge – The Song in the House
A.L. Rowse – The Beneficent Shoes
L.P. Hartley – The Travelling Grave
Christine Brooke-Rose – On Terms
Charles Causley – Looking for Annie
Ronald Blythe – A Bit Simple
A.L. Barker – The Crab
James Turner – Double Take
Fred Urquhart – Water Water Wallflower


Thanks to Alan Frackelton for providing the contents and cover scans!

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Denys Val Baker – Stories Of Haunted Inns

Posted by demonik on May 30, 2008

Denys Val Baker (ed.) – Stories Of Haunted Inns (William Kimber, 1983)

Book Cover

(cover: Ionicus)

J.C. Trewin – The Jolly Waterman
W.B. Maxwell – The Last Man In
M.R. James – Number 13
Gordon Williams – The Horseshoe Inn
A.L. Rowse – The Guest House
Rosemary Timperley – The Artist’s Model
Denys Val Baker – The Anniversary
Richard Selmer – The Terrible Stone of Chalcombe Manor
Fred Urquhart – Alice, the Baby and Bonnie Dundee
A.L. Baker – The Dream of Fair Women
Rosalind Wade – Carrot Quintet
Derek Stanford – In Another Room
Patricia Daly – In My Father’s House are Many Mansions

Thanks to Alan Frackelton for providing the contents and cover scans!

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Denys Val Baker – Ghosts In Country Villages

Posted by demonik on May 30, 2008

Denys Val Baker (ed.) – Ghosts In Country Villages (William Kimber, 1983)

Book cover by Ionicus

(cover: Ionicus)

Mary Butts – With and Without Buttons
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – Coming Home
J.C. Trewin – The Meadow
M.R. James – A Warning to the Curious
A.L. Rowse – The Wise Old Serpent of King’s Wood
Hugh Walpole – The Tarn
Fred Urquhart – Witch’s Kitten
Derek Stanford – No Story For Nightshade
Howard Spring – Corporal Strike
Rosalind Wade – Which Room?
Rosemary Timperley – Lost Pathways
Mary Williams – The Eyes to See
George Mackay Brown – The Hollander’s Book
A.L. Barker – St Elmo

Thanks to Alan Frackelton for providing the contents and cover scans!

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Denys Val Baker – Stories Of The Night

Posted by demonik on September 16, 2007

Denys Val Baker (ed.) – Stories Of The Night (William Kimber 1976)

 Stories Of The Night

Cover: ionicus

Hammond Innes – South Sea Bubble
L. A. G. Strong – Danse Macabre
Rhys Davies – All Through the Night
Dennis Wheatley  – The Case of the Thing that Whimpered
L. P. Hartley – The Shadow on the Wall
Agatha Christie – The Red Signal
John Steinbeck – The Snake
Ronald Duncan – Consanguinity
Vladimir Nabokov – Signs and Symbols
A. L. Rowse – Tredynham’s Folly
William Sansom – Various Temptations
Denys Val Baker – Escape
Fred Urquhart – The Lady of Sweetheart Abbey
Walter de la Mare – The Guardian
H. G. Wells – The Story of the Late Mr Elvesham

Thanks to Severance of Vault for the cover scan and contents

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Denys Val Baker – Haunted Cornwall

Posted by demonik on September 16, 2007

Denys Val Baker (ed) – Haunted Cornwall (NEL, April 1975)

Haunted Cornwall

Editor’s Introduction

Frank Baker – Chocolate Box
Daphne Du Maurier – The Old Man
Ronald Duncan – An Act of Charity
David Eames – Inheritance
R. S. Hawker – The Botathen Ghost
Kenneth Moss – Snow
Donald R. Rawe – Night on Roughtor
M. E. Simpson – The Castle
Howard Spring – Christmas Honeymoon
Nigel Tangye – Episode
J. C. Trewin – Window in the Attic
James Turner – The Wheel
Denys Val Baker – The Sacrifice
C. C. Vyvyan – The Ghost at the Old Ford
Rosalind Wade – Shepherd, Show Me
Mary Williams – The Lost Ones

Behind the superficial holiday veneer of Cornwall, with its sandy beaches and rocky coves, lies the real land of enchantment. It is a county of moors and mists, of ancient stone monuments, derelict mines, crumbling mansions and dangerous mires. This setting, coupled with the ferocity of the storms, the lonely stretches of heather and spun by the Celtic nature of the Cornish folk, is perfect for an excursion into the world beyond the grave. The stories included here are not simply mystery tales set in Cornwall, but are an attempt to cross the natural frontiers of life and death, and to probe beyond into the forbidden half of the universe.

Thanks to Steve of Vault for the cover scan, blurb and contents

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Denys Val Baker – Stories of Horror and Suspense

Posted by demonik on September 16, 2007

Denys Val Baker (ed) – Stories of Horror and Suspense (Wm. Kimber, 1977)

Stories of Horror and Suspense

Cover by Claire Gammon

Introduction by Denys Val Baker

William Sansom – The Man with the Moon in him
Frank Baker – The Sack
Elizabeth Bowen – The Apple Tree
Agatha Christie – S.O.S.
Roald Dahl – Genesis and Catastrophe
Daphne du Maurier – Ganymede
Dennis Wheatley – The Golden Spaniard
Winston Graham – The Island
Alan Sillitoe – Enoch’s Two Letters
Jame Joyce – The Sisters
A.L. Rowse – Death of a Principal
Edgar Wallace – Circumstantial Evidence
Fred Urquhart – A Diver in China Seas
James Hanley – What Became of Fairfax?

Thanks to the late Bob Rothwell for providing the cover scan and contents.

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Denys Val Baker – Stories Of The Occult

Posted by demonik on September 16, 2007

Denys Val Baker (ed.) – Stories Of The Occult (William Kimber 1978)

Stories Of The Occult

J.B. Priestley – The Grey Ones
Winston Graham – The Basket Chair
Agatha Christie – The Hound of Death
H.G. Wells – The Flowering of the Strange Orchid
Daphne du Maurier – Kiss Me Again Stranger
Dennis Wheatley – Bollinger – Very Dry
V.S. Pritchett – The Speech
Derek Stanford – The Sleep of Reason
Doris Lessing – A Sunrise on the Veld
E. Nesbit – The Three Drugs
James Turner – Fly Away Home
Rosalind Wade – The Little Ghost
Fred Urquhart – Proud Lady in a Cage

Thanks to the late Bob Rothwell for providing the cover scan and contents.

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Denys Val Baker – Stories of the Macabre

Posted by demonik on September 16, 2007

Denys Val Baker (ed.) – Stories of the Macabre (William Kimber 1976)

stories of the macabre

Dennis Wheatley – The Case of the Red-Headed Women
William Sansom – Among the Dahlias
Agatha Christie – The Last Séance
Winston Graham – The Circus
A.L. Rowse – All Souls’ Night
James Hanley – Don Quixote Drowned
Frank Baker – In the Steam Room
Algernon Blackwood – The Stranger
Daphne du Maurier – The Chamois
Vladimir Nabokov – Scenes from the Life of a Double Monster
L.P. Hartley – W.S.
Rosalind Wade – Averil at Endercombe
H.G. Wells – The Valley of Spiders
J.C. Trewin – Summer Evening
Elizabeth Bowen – Hand in Glove

Thanks to the late Bob Rothwell for providing the cover scan and contents.

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Denys Val Baker – Haunted Travellers

Posted by demonik on September 7, 2007

Denys Val Baker (ed) – Haunted Travellers (William Kimber, May 1985)

Haunted Travellers

Cover by Ionicus

Introduction – Denys Val Baker

Rosalind Wade – Double Crossing
J. C. Trewin – Station Cab
Fred Urquhart – The Saracen’s Stick
Chris Simons – All in the Mind
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Labyrinth
Edgar Allan Poe – A Descent into the Maelström
Patricia Daly – The Day Trip
Mary Williams – Poor Kate
Lanyon Jones – The Coastguard
Derek Stanford – A Trip to the Forest
Meg Buxton – The Lerryn-Brown Line
Denys Val Baker – Voice from the Past
A. L. Barker – Lost Journey

Thanks to Steve at Vault for posting the cover scan and contents of this one.

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