THE GHOSTS AND SCHOLARS BOOK OF SHADOWS edited & with an introduction by Rosemary Pardoe. Neuilly-le-Vendin, France; Sarob Press; 2012. 1st edition hardcover. LIMITED to 340 NUMBERED COPIES.
Sarob Press is hugely delighted to present a collection of truly Jamesian ghost stories. These twelve stories are the winners in The Ghosts & Scholars M.R. James Newsletter prequel/sequel competition. All are previously unpublished except “Quis est Iste?”which appeared earlier this year in The Ghosts & Scholars M.R. James Newsletter as the overall competition winner. This volume is an absolute MUST for all Jamesian admirers and collectors.
Stories (and their M.R. James inspirations):
“Alberic de Mauléon” by Helen Grant (“Canon Alberic's Scrap-book”),
“Anningley Hall, Early Morning” by Rick Kennett (“The Mezzotint”),
“The Mezzotaint” by John Llewellyn Probert (“The Mezzotint”),
“Quis est Iste” by Christopher Harman (“Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad”),
“The Guardian” by Jacqueline Simpson (“The Treasure of Abbot Thomas”),
“Between Four Yews” by Reggie Oliver (“A School Story”),
“The Mirror of Don Ferrante” by Louis Marvick (“Casting the Runes”),
“Fire Companions” by Mark Valentine (“Two Doctors”),
“Of Three Girls and of Their Talk” by Derek John (“Wailing Well”),
“The Gift” by C.E. Ward (“The Experiment”),
“Malice” by David A. Sutton (“The Malice of Inanimate Objects”),
“Glamour of Madness” by Peter Bell (“A Vignette”).
Full colour wrap cover art by Paul Lowe (based on “Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad” by M.R. James).
Limited Edition Numbered Hardcover. Printed Boards. Cream Bookwove. Coloured Endpapers.
Limited to 340 numbered hardcover copies. Fine copy in pictorial boards, as issued without dustjacket (as new).
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