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Demons and Shadows: The Ghostly Best of Robert Westall

Robert Westall (1929-1993) was best known as a writer of books for children and young adults, often involving cats and themes surrounding his experiences growing up during World War II. 648 more words


"Spectral Shadows" by Robert Westall - subtle, atmospheric, Eighties, British horror novellas.

“Spectral Shadows” is a collection of three  novellas by Robert Westall. Each novella is a tale of  horror: basic, primitive, overwhelming horror.

This isn’t the fear of werewolves and vampires- humans in another skin – but the deep, involuntary dread of the dangerously wrong that raises the small hairs on your neck, causes your body to tremble and changes the way in which you see the world and your place in it. 771 more words

Book Reviews

A Budget of Book Reviews

I’ve been a bit behind on the blogging, it’s true; but I’ve still been reading. Here’s some notes on a few of the books I’ve been reading these past few months. 2,231 more words


The Kingdom by the Sea

It’s 1940-something in the north east of England. A bomb drops and a world – Harry’s world – implodes. He makes it to the safety of the air-raid shelter but his home is flattened.   325 more words


Reading Log (2015): Part Three

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness 

Words – at least the words I am capable of writing – can’t do justice to this extraordinary book. Famously, the idea for the book came from the late Siobhan Dowd, developed and brought to fruition by Patrick Ness.   494 more words


Kitties galore

Twitter has been full of posts today to celebrate National Cat Day. I’m a sucker for sweet pics of felines doing silly or adorable things, so this ‘celebration’ is right up my street. 780 more words

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