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The Persistent Question: Why the Ghost Story?

To begin with, let me address a question that has been posed to me by any number of people over the years: why the ghost story? 500 more words

New Illustrations

From ‘The Upper Berth’ by F. Marion Crawford & ‘The Treasure of Abbot Thomas’ by M.R. James

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The Folio Collection of Ghost Stories

The Folio Society’s illustration competition this year was to illustrate three ghost stories for their upcoming collection.
The first story is The Treasure of Abbot Thomas by M.R. 573 more words


Writing Weird Tales: Part 1

I’ve been a fan of the ‘weird’ tale for a long time: Ray Bradbury, Michael Moorcock, Harlan Ellison were amongst my favourite writers when I was a teenager. 1,300 more words


In the Palace of the King (F. Marion Crawford, 1900)

King Philip of Spain hates his more popular brother, Don Jon. Dolores, the daughter of the captain of the palace guard, loves Don Jon. Dolores and Don Jon want to marry, but her father, Mendoza, forbids it because obviously a marriage will be arranged for Don Jon with some foreign royal as a political alliance. 45 more words


The Upper Berth

Somebody asked for the cigars. We had talked long, and the conversation was beginning to languish; the tobacco smoke had got into the heavy curtains, 7 more words