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A Chapelkill Portmanteau

A Chapelkill Portmanteau [Kindle Edition]

James Cessford

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The Chapelkill Library Press presents A Chapelkill Portmanteau, a collection of twisted folk tales and horror shorts to fascinate and unhinge.

A boy’s terror of the subway beneath the motorway following his brother’s mysterious disappearance is the horrifying subject of The Underpass. Cleave is a deliciously dark fairy tale of sacrifice and obsession where death is not always any guarantee of relief. The Mendicant tells the story of Icarus, driven to despair by the song of the angel trapped between his teeth. The overarching tale is the four part, previously unpublished novelette, Dr Mammon’s Famous Second Hand, which recounts the author’s own history and reveals the terrible truth that has seeped through this collection, warping the stories within it to its own macabre end.

The Chapelkill Library Press recommends that this anthology is not read alone. If the reader insists on doing so we suggest that you bolt the doors and windows, draw the curtains shut and check any dark corners for unwelcome guests.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 154 KB
  • Print Length: 42 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Chapelkill Library Press; 1st Edition edition (9 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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More About the Author

James Cessford is the incumbent Director of Chapelkill's Institute of Chronophotography. The recent fire which razed Chapelkill Factory destroyed much of the Institute's highly flammable archive; a unique collection of public information films, experimental shorts and local document.

James urges anyone with material created by the Institute to get in touch via Chapelkill Library who have undertaken a project to collate and restore any surviving footage.

After clearing out the librarian's bottom drawer Chapelkill Library is pleased to present the Institute's most recent work. Painstakingly shot using various kinetscopic and electrotachyscopic techniques, the film shown here was produced to promote James Cessford's short story, The Carousel.

James is currently completing his first collection of stories, The Monkey Puzzle, from which some of those listed here are drawn. Readers searching for a musical soundtrack to further enhance their enjoyment of these tales are directed to Belbury Poly, Pye Corner Audio, Anworth Kirk and The Advisory Circle.

For more information about Chapelkill Public Library and the Chapelkill Library Press, please visit, or email

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