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Great Ghost Stories

Image: ‘Phantasm 2’ by AN Stuart

Following on from my recent dissection of the great ghost story, here are a few of my favourites, in no particular order… 1,138 more words

Rants And Raves

The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson

A “10 sentences or less” busting piece.

Before I was 10 we moved to a place on the Mediterranean into a huge house that came with my Dad’s job at the time.   379 more words


Review: Howards End is on the Landing by Susan Hill

The Blurb

Early one autumn afternoon in pursuit of an elusive book on her shelves, Susan Hill encountered dozens of others that she had never read, or forgotten she owned, or wanted to read for a second time. 300 more words


Third strike and you’re out…

We’ve got an ongoing thing in our household, where I ask a question and Daisy says “Told you that yesterday, third strike and you’re out”.  I spend so much time concentrating on the daily grind that I can’t be sure if it’s a genuine lack of concentration or the start of something more ominous, but one thing’s for certain – the months creep by, the crow lines round the eyes get deeper and you’d be pushed to call them laughter lines any more…and meanwhile the list of the number of books unread seems to be getting ever longer not shorter. 1,625 more words

Book Lists

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

I saw the film of The Woman in Black a couple of years ago, in fact it was the first scary film I ever saw at the cinema. 606 more words


The Woman In Black - Book vs Movie Part Two

Despite a somewhat underdeveloped plot, the movie adaptation of The Woman in Black was perceived to be such a success by its producers that they wanted to make a sequel. 647 more words


The Woman In Black - Book vs Movie Part One

Back in January I went to the library to borrow a new book. I had a couple in mind, but then I noticed The Woman in Black by Susan Hill. 908 more words