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Scary stories for Hallowe’en

There are many scary stories out there, from Stephen King and Shirley Jackson to the wonderful Pan Books of Horror Stories. Hopefully, the following selection includes some lesser known and unexpected choices… Firstly, in her centenary year, some Muriel Spark. … Continue reading

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The Victorian Chaise Longue – Marghanita Laski

Published in 1954, Marghanita Laski’s ‘The Victorian Chaise Long’ is a wonderfully simple yet profoundly disturbing novella which, in some ways, was ahead of its time. Melanie, a young wife and mother, is recovering from tuberculosis in the house which she and … Continue reading

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This week’s book haul – holiday special!

Old and new this week – today’s WONDERFUL charity shop find is ‘The First Pan Book of Horror Stories’. I loved these books as a teenager and have been thrilled to discover that they’re just as good now. Unlike this … Continue reading

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This week’s book haul…

Unfortunately no charity shop treasures this week but, as it was recommended by the same friend who introduced me to the wonderful Barbara Comyns, I got this gloriously lurid copy of ‘The Victorian Chaise Longue’ by Marghanita Laski for a couple … Continue reading

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