Category Archives: Susan Hill

Ghost Stories for Hallowe’en

Firstly, to get us in the mood for supernatural shocks, here are the opening title with Marc Wilkinson’s wonderful theme to one of the greatest British horror films of all time: ‘Blood on Satan’s Claw’ A darker book haul… Next … Continue reading

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Shortcuts

I’ve gotten a little behind with my reviews recently, so to remedy that here are a few quick reviews of recent reads: The Travelling Bag – Susan Hill. This was a terrible disappointment. That’s not to say it’s a terrible … Continue reading

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This week’s book haul

A bumper harvest this week, my birthday coinciding with publishers gearing up for Christmas is always bad for the bank balance! Firstly, the autumn’s big hitters: Ali Smith and Margaret Atwood. I am pant-wettingly excited about ‘Autumn’, but to be … Continue reading

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Great Ghost Stories

Following on from my recent dissection of the great ghost story, here are a few of my favourites, in no particular order… ¬†‘Lost Hearts’ – MR James A young boy is adopted by his elderly cousin. What are his cousin’s¬†motives, … Continue reading

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