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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson (18 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780330243
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780330242
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 3.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 157,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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25 chilling short stories by outstanding female writers.

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Marie O'Regan is a British Fantasy Award-nominated horror and dark fantasy writer. She has served as the chair of the British Fantasy Society, and has at times edited both their publications Dark Horizons and Prism. Marie lives in Derbyshire, England.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Paul Campbell on 31 Oct. 2012
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The mark of a good anthologist is when, amongst the great original work that they've commissioned, is sprinkled rediscovered old tales. Of the 25 short stories here gathered, 16 are original, 2 are reprints from only two years ago and the remaining 7 are reprinted from as far back as the mid-19th century. Pleasingly, despite having a wealth of old anthologies on my shelves, I've never before came across any of these great old stories: in "The Shadow in the Corner" (1879) by MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON Wildheath Grange isn't the real interest, but the reactions to it of the sceptical scholar Michael Bascom and his new housemaid, Maria. A gem of a story, its language clear and well-balanced. Equally wonderful are the other 'lost' tales: "The Lost Ghost" (1903) by MARY E. WILKINS-FREEMAN, "Let Loose" (1902) by MARY CHOLMONDELEY, "God Grant That She Lye Still" (1931) by CYNTHIA ASQUITH, "The Phantom Coach" (1864) by AMELIA B. EDWARDS, "The Old Nurse's Story" (1910) by ELIZABETH GASKELL and "Afterward" (1910) by EDITH WHARTON.

Proceedings get off to a brisk start with a motley troupe of men in 1855 exorcising the "Field of the Dead" upon which KIM LAKIN-SMITH's Lichfield Cathedral is built. Canon Nicholas Russell may be sceptical about this colourful band of men, but as events unfold he comes to believe in more than just God.

A well established novelist, SARAH PINBOROUGH is turning into a fine short story writer, winning two major awards for her short fiction - ironic given that, during the acceptance speech for one of those awards, she confessed that she had to be cajoled into writing short stories. Here a son makes a "Collect Call" to his father to come pick him up in a dusty nowhere town he can't remember how he got to.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Neil Andrew wARD on 4 April 2013
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A terrific read if you love ghost stories and even a very good one if you do not because first and foremost they are cracking good stories so even if you are not a fan of the genre I urge you to give this brilliant collection a try .From modern authors like Lisa Tuttle right back to Elizabeth Gaskell's 19th century chills this really shows the fairer sex's contribution to supernatural fiction.So wait for a chilly ,blustery night ,draw the curtains and revel in the doings of the dead by the best of lady authors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By natalie palmer on 2 July 2014
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A mish mash of stories, many of them disappointing considering the wealth of material the editor could have chosen from, no Poppy,no Shirley Jackson,and some aren't strictly speaking even ghost stories. Would avoid unless you are a newcomer to the field.
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This is a good collection of ghost stories written by women, although most of them are from modern writers. The ghost story genre is one that can chill the spine or amuse, sometimes in equal measure, but I would have preferred to read more of the Victorian/Edwardian stories, particularly Edith Wharton's. Her ghosts aren't always to the fore and her stories are often more psychological in tone, but the feeling of unease is there nonetheless.
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