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See You Next Wednesday ~ 3

All of these old paperback books I keep harping on about have been a part of my life for the last thirty five years or so. 7,781 more words

The Tales

Whistle ...

I meant to write about this at the time the episode appeared but never got round to it. So, belatedly, and just for the record, I am reviewing the 31st October 2014 episode of… 2,080 more words


The perils and pitfalls of adaptation in the ghost stories of M R James

(‘Young Shepherds at Evening Time’ by Myles Birket Foster)

The usual effect of seeing any film or TV adaptation of a book or story that I like is to send me back to the original, so on that ground alone (assuming I am not the only one so affected) I would say that such adaptations are a good thing. 4,105 more words


The Three Crowns of East Anglia

If there’s one thing I love more than the paranormal, it’s a good ghost story.  They don’t quite make them like they used to.  Building up that fireside atmosphere (although I still haven’t quite gotten over the death of James Herbert – the author love of my life and his chilling books) was a given when it came to stories of old.   365 more words


Robert Lloyd Parry tells ghost stories by M.R.James, The Manor, Hemingford Grey, November 4 2011

If you’re a fan of M.R.James and you relish a spooky night out you should make every effort to get to see one of Robert Lloyd Parry’s performances of these classic English ghost stories. 273 more words


Back On The Bottom Line

This week, romance in Benin as World On Film explores the straight-to-video Nollywood ‘classic’, Abeni, which until now, I had happily forgotten all about. We also discover the signature work of amateur English film-makers… 1,747 more words


Three crowns which guard East Anglia...

Tychy’s favourite YouTube channel, GhostWatching, has recently uploaded several of Lawrence Gordon Clark‘s adaptations of M.R. James‘ ghost stories. These dramas were first broadcast at Christmas on the BBC during the early 1970s. 140 more words

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