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Rosemary Pardoe – The Black Pilgrimage & Other Explorations

Posted by demonik on June 5, 2018

Rosemary Pardoe – The Black Pilgrimage & Other Explorations: Essays On Supernatural Fiction (Shadow Publishing, May 31 2018)

Cover montage: Rosemary Pardoe

David A. Sutton – Introduction: A Fanzine Life

M. R. James And His Stories:

The Black Pilgrimage (with Jane Nicholls)
Who was Count Magnus? Notes towards an identification
James Wilson’s Secret (with Jane Nicholls)
Hostanes Magus
Two Magicians: Wilsthorpe and Aswarby (with Darroll Pardoe)
‘I’ve see it’: ‘A School Story’ and the House in Berkeley Square
The Night Raven
‘A Wonderful Book’: George MacDonald and ‘The Ash Tree’
Hercules and the Painted Cloth
The Demon in the Cathedral: A Jamesian Hoax
The Herefordshire of ‘A View from a Hill’ (with Darroll Pardoe)
How did Mr. Baxter find his Roman Villa
The Manuscript of ‘A Warning to the Curious’
The Three Fortunate Concealments
‘The Heathens and their Sacrifices: The God(s) of ‘An Evening Entertainment’
‘The Old Man on the Hill: Beelzebub in ‘An Evening’s Entertainment’
‘I seen it wive at me out of the winder’: The Window as Threshold in M. R. James’s Stories
‘Fluttering Draperies’: The Fabric of M. R. James
Scrying and the Horse-demon
The Date of ‘Merfield Hall/ House’
Adventures of a Jamesian Detective
The Man in King William Street
M. R. James and Arthur Machen
M. R. James and the ‘native of Winsconsin’
Introduction to Eton and Kings (with Darroll Pardoe)
Introduction to The Five Jars
Afterword to Two Ghost Stories: A Centenary
‘Strange Pastures’: Introduction to Occult Sciences
Introduction to Tales from Lectoure

Other Authors:

Walter Map’s De Nugis Curialium
Arthur Gray
E. G. Swain
A. P. Baker and A College Mystery
Fritz Leiber’s Our Lady of Darkness: A Jamesian Classic
Fritz Leiber’s ‘The Button Molder: A Jamesian story?’
Fritz Leiber’s ‘A Bit of the Dark World’
Manly Wade Wellman’s ‘Chorazin’

An Everlasting Club Miscellany:

Remembrances of Early Fandom and Old Fanzines
Early Reading: Dogs, Cats and Hobby Horses
Phil Rickman and Gwendolen McBride
The Real Thing: Garner, Lindholm, Brust and Pratchett
Paul Cornell’s ‘Shadow Police’
Jack Finney and the Disappearance of Rudolph Fentz
Wraiths don’t show up on CCTV (except when they do)
Creatures which frequent the roads and byways of America
The Magic of Maps

Frequently mentioned works
An Index to Story and Novel Titles

Blurb:
THE GHOSTLY WORK OF M.R. JAMES

The celebrated writer M.R. James (1862-1936) is arguably the most significant author of ghost stories in the world. His macabre work has terrified and fascinated readers for over a hundred years. Now collected in one volume, here are twenty-nine essays on his ghostly tales and themes by editor and James scholar Rosemary Pardoe.

Plus eight further essays on other authors, including Fritz Leiber, E.G. Swain and Manly Wade Wellman, and a fascinating miscellany of nine additional pieces on a variety of topics.

Rosemary Pardoe is a respected essayist and has edited the influential M.R. James-related magazine Ghosts & Scholars since 1979. She also edited three volumes of The Ghosts & Scholars Book of Shadows (Sarob Press), and is the co-editor of Ghosts and Scholars: Stories in the Tradition of M.R. James (with Richard Dalby, 1987) and Warnings to the Curious: A Sheaf of Criticism on M.R. James (with S.T. Joshi, 2007).

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Paperback & Pulp Fair, Bloomsbury, Sun. April 29th 2018

Posted by demonik on April 4, 2018

The Paperback & Pulp Book Fair returns to The Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, Russell Square, London WC1H 0DG on Sunday 29th April 2018 (9-30 – 3pm). Admission £1.50. Dealers tables £55.

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Paperback Fanatic #37

Posted by demonik on October 24, 2017

Justin Marriott [ed.] – Paperback Fanatic #37 (Oct. 2017)

Fanatical Thoughts
Fanatical Mails : Adam Collins, Andy Boot, Tom Tesarek, Andreas Decker, Rik Rawling, Nigel Taylor.
Peter Wrobel – Los Angeles Paperback Fair 2017
Justin Marriott – Artists Assemble #6: Jean Michel Nicollet & Philippe Cazaumayou
Ray Steptoe & Justin Marriott – A Visual Guide To Digit Books

Available via Am*z*n UK

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Anonymous (Margaret Armour) – The Eerie Book

Posted by demonik on August 27, 2017

Anonymous (Margaret Armour) – The Eerie Book  (Castle, 1981: originally J. Shiells & Co, 1898)

W. B. MacDougall

Edgar Allen Poe – The Masque Of The Red Death
G. W. M. Reynolds – The Iron Coffin (From Faust: A Romance)
Hans Anderson – The Mother And The Dead Child
Robert Hunt – Tregeagle
Catherine Crowe – The Dutch Officer’s Story
Edgar Allen Poe – The Cask of Amontillado
Anonymous – Earl Beadie’s Card Game
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley – Frankenstein (abridged)
Catherine Crowe – The Garde Chasse
Anonymous – A Dream Of Death
Rev. Bourchier Wrey Savile – The Mysterious Horseman
Catherine Crowe – The Blind Beggar Of Odessa
Robert Chambers – The Story Of Major Weir
Rev. Bourchier Wrey Savile – Marshall Blucher
Baron de la Motte Fouque – Sir Hulbrande’s Wife
Thomas De Quincey – The Masque (extract from Klosterheim: or, The Masque)

Blurb:
Gothic horror at its best! Spanning the mood and style of authors from Hans Christian Anderson to Edgar Allen Poe, The Eerie Book presents 16 terrifying tales of the macabre and supernatural. This reproduction of a turn-of-the-century classic offers to the reader some of the most engrossing stories of menace ever written.

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Vault: Operation Restoration

Posted by demonik on August 24, 2017

 

Following recent problems due to the machinations of those lovely folk at ph*t*b**ket, the Vault forum and multi-tentacled WordPress blog/ ‘site’ are undergoing emergency restoration work. Intention is to replace as many cover scans as possible but the job won’t be finished overnight so please bear with. Thank you for your continued support. If you’ve not done so, give our forum a lurk. You might like it.

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Justin Marriott (ed) – Pulp Horror 6

Posted by demonik on August 10, 2017

 

Available now from a  Paperback Fanatic  near you!

Justin Marriott (ed) – Pulp Horror 6

The Postbag Of Horror. Mark Savage, John Fennessy, Tom Tesarek, Nigel Taylor.
Justin Marriott – The Axeman Cometh: A Visual Guide To Berni Wrightson
Jim O’Brien – 1977: Year Of The Mad Dogs
Tom Tesarek – Rumour, Fear And The Madness Of Crowds: Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting Of Hill House
Justin Marriott/ Kev Demant – Peter Saxon: The Disorientated Man/ A Saxon Horde
Justin Marriott -The Pack: Killer Dogs In Horror Thrillers
Andreas Decker – Wolfhart Luther and his Little Horror Empire; Dr. Morton
Justin Marriott – The Nazi Leprechauns Made me Do It. Sneak preview of Grady Hendrix’s Paperbacks From Hell

120+ bound pages of the rabid, the perverse, the horrific and festering!

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Paperback & Pulp Fair, Bloomsbury, Sun. Oct. 29th 2017

Posted by demonik on July 30, 2017

The Paperback & Pulp Book Fair returns to The Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, Russell Square, London WC1H 0DG on Sunday 29th October 2017 (9-30 – 3pm). Admission £1.50. Dealers tables £55.

For more information, please email organiser Neil Pettigrew

harry.npATvirgin.net

Please spread the word.

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Robert Westall – Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on July 22, 2017

Robert Westall (ed.) – Ghost Stories (Kingfisher, 1993)

Illustrations by Sean Eckett

Franz Kafka – The Knock At The Manor Gate
Gahan Wilson – Yesterday’s Witch
John Hynam – A Legion Marching By
Charles Dickens – The Lawyer And The Ghost
Anonymous (India) – The Ghost Who Was Afraid Of Being Bagged
Psu Sung-Ling (Adapted by Vida Derry) – School For Ghosts
Mary Williams – The Little Yellow Dog
Kenneth Grahame – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Alison Prince – The Lilies
Ray Bradbury – The Emissary
Ruth Manning-Sanders – John Pettigrew’s Mirror
Saki – Sredni Vashtar
Philippa Pearce – Miss Mountain
Guy de Maupassant – Was It A Dream?
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch – A Pair Of Hands
Robert Westall – The Boys’ Toilets
John Gordon – Left In The Dark
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
M. R. James – Lost Hearts
Perceval Landon – Thurnley Abbey
Jean Richardson – Not At Home
Joan Marsh – The Shepherd’s Dog

Blurb:

Haunting! Shiver and shake at these spine-chilling tales of ghosts and ghouls from top authors. Guaranteed to give you goose bumps!

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Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of Cornwall

Posted by demonik on May 11, 2017

Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of Cornwall (Telos, May, 2017)

Neil Williams

Mark Morris – We Who Sing Beneath the Ground
Golden Days of Terror
Ray Cluley – In the Light of St Ives
Morgawr Rising
Reggie Oliver – Trouble at Botathan
From the Lady Downs
John Whitbourn – ‘Mebyon versus Suna’
The Serpent of Pengersick
Paul Edwards – The Unseen
Finned Angels, Fish-Tailed Devils
Jacqueline Simpson – Dragon Path
Jamaica Inn
Paul Finch – The Old Traditions Are Best
Guardians of the Castle
Mark Valentine – The Uncertainty of All Earthly Things
The Hooper
Kate Farrell – His Anger Was Kindled
The Bodmin Fetch
DP Watt – Four Windows and a Door
Owlman
Steve Jordan – Claws
The Cursing Psalm
Adrian Cole – A Beast by Any Other Name
Of the Demon, Tregeagle
Mark Samuels – Moon Blood-Red, Tide Turning
Slaughter at Penryn
Sarah Singleton – The Memory of Stone
Queen of the Wind
Ian Hunter – Shelter from the Storm
The Voice in the Tunnels
Thana Niveau – Losing Its Identity

Blurb:
Cornwall, England’s most scenic county: windswept moors; rugged cliffs; and wild, foaming seas. But smugglers and wreckers once haunted its hidden coves, mermaid myths abound, pixie lore lingers, henges signal a pagan past, and fanged beasts stalk the ancient, overgrown lanes …

The serpent woman of Pengersick
The screaming demon of Land’s End
The nightmare masquerade at Padstow
The feathered horror of Mawnan
The terrible voice at St Agnes
The ritual slaughter at Crantock
The hoof-footed fetch of Bodmin Moor

And many more chilling tales by Mark Morris, Ray Cluley, Reggie Oliver, Sarah Singleton, Mark Samuels, Thana Niveau and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

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Paperback Fanatic 36, Pulp Horror 5, Men of Violence 6!

Posted by demonik on March 20, 2017

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #36 (March, 2017)

Full colour 100 glossy page paperback!

Fanatical Thoughts. Editorial
Fanatical Mails. Graham Andrews, Andy Boot, Clive Davies, Scott Carlson, Stuart Williams, Tom Tesarek, Nigel Taylor.
Tom Tesarek – Us or Them?
Tom Tesarek experiences a paperback bad trip when he drops three volumes of Us
Rob Matthews – Gold Medal Classic Murder Trials
Rob checklists a rarely discussed slice of true-crime courtesy of the iconic Gold Medal.
Tom Tesarek – Arizona: A Book Odyssey
Tom Tesarek ‘s epic voyage of self-discovery and paperbacks is a Homer’s Odyssey for the Paperback fanatic.
Jim O’Brien – The Tale Of Two Dark Angels
Jim O’Brien looks at the Dark Angel series including its origins in a newspaper strip and the evolution of the African-American heroine in 70’s popular culture.
Artists Assemble #5: Screaming Metal
French artists of the Metal Hurlant/ Heavy Metal school forever changed the world of fantasy art in the mid-70’s.
Graham Andrews – The Pantastic Saint
Graham Andrews goes undercover to investigate the earliest paperback editions of the famous spy character and his creator.
Justin Marriott – Thud And Blunder
The Fanatic does battle with Lin Carter’s Year’s Best Fantasy series.
Paul Bishop – Get Your Motor Running
The actor and author makes his Fanatic debut with a look at the depiction of outlaw bikers in men’s adventure magazines.
Jack Chalker – The Discovery At Red Hook
A reprint of “Irwin Binkin meets H. P. Lovecraft” with an obscure but relevant HPL reference in the title.
Justin Marriott (ed) – Pulp Horror 5 (March, 2017)


Full colour 96 glossy page paperback!

A Visual Guide To Frankenstein. 35 pages of the famous monster in comics, magazines and books.
The Tie-Ins of Frankenstein. A look at the link between the film and book versions of the monster.
The Lost World Of Frankenstein. Pulp-meister Andreas Decker looks at the German editions of Don Glut’s New Adventures Of Frankenstein series.
Mister Frankenstein. An Interview with Frankenstein’s most famous fan and collector.
In The Shadows. David A. Sutton traces the development of the British small press across two important decades.
Straight From The Satyr’s Mouth. Pulp Horror interviews David Sutton about horror in the seventies and his own publishing imprint.
Leslie Whitten: Night Stalker. Tom Tesarek looks at an early example of the contemporary vampire novel.
The Michelangelo’s of Mutilation & Misogyny: Two volumes of Sex and Horror collect the outrageous cover art that appeared on Italian comic books.
The Wicca Man. The occult fiction of Stewart Farrer, a leading light in the Wicca movement.
David Morrell’s The Totem: A Review
Justin Marriott [ed] – Men Of Violence #6 (March, 2017)

40 pages, B/W. That old school fast, furious, cheap ‘n nasty vibe.

Danger Diabolical. Review of Bob & Dusty Sang’s Deadly Companions
Letters of Violence. Just the one supportive communique from Clive Davies.
Dennison’s Army. Adam Lassiter’s ’80’s Men’s Adventure series.
Bloody Brits. The Nel, Futura, & Sphere approach to the genre.
Submission. Richard J. Harper’s The Dragonhead Deal
Lost In Translation. Checklist of US & UK paperback editions of the San Antonio series.
The Great Game. Ramsey Thorne’s Renegade ‘Adult westerns.’
The Executioner versus Michigan General Corps. A whole lot of court appearances for Don Pembleton and The Executioner

Order direct from Paperback Fanatic – but you’d better be quick!

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