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Poor Souls’ Light; Seven Curious Tales

Almost a year ago I told you about a collection of short stories entitled The Longest Night; Five Curious Tales. These were just the right sort of ghostly tales you need around Christmas and saw some authors I love such as Jenn Ashworth, Alison Moore and Emma Jane Unsworth who collectively self published it and went on spooky nights here there and everywhere telling these tales and discussing ghost stories. 1,016 more words


The Longest Night: Five Curious Tales

I have often said that to write a really good ghost story in a modern setting is almost impossible. However a recent collection of five wintery ghostly tales The Longest Night by a collective compiled of authors Jenn Ashworth, Tom Fletcher, Richard Hirst, Alison Moore and Emma Jane Unsworth seems to have proven me wrong. 717 more words


The Longest Night: Five Curious Tales

A collection of five seasonal short stories illustrated by Beth Ward, with an introduction by Stephen Volk.

Christmas and ghost stories are inextricable linked – as if the shadowy corners of our psyches yearn for a dark antidote to the enforced jollity of the ‘festive season’. 837 more words

Fiction: 21st Century

Bad Language at The Castle Hotel - August

Our August event at The Castle is nearly upon us, and we’ve got a fantastic lineup, featuring some brilliant poets, literature promoters, first timers, and one international star! 116 more words


Review: Word Soup @ New Continental

This is a guest post by Mel Webster. She is studying at the University of Central Lancashire and blogs at What do you do in Preston? 354 more words

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