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A Sightless Darkness Blacker Than Any Midnight (L.T.C. Rolt, ‘Sleep No More’)

By way of ensuring no offence to any locals who, in real life, live in the places mentioned in Rolt’s collection of sometimes strange, sometimes outrightly terrifying tales, an ‘Author’s Note’ claims that “…I do not attribute to such places … Continue reading

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The Zone of Uncertain Light (The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories)

Robert Aickman contributed a story to all but 2 of the first 8 volumes of The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories series, which he also edited. Having an Aickman tale in most of these books was good enough reason … Continue reading

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Will Tonight Ever Come? (Vernon Lee, ‘Amore Dure: Passages from the Diary of Spiridion Trepka’)

Vernon Lee (or Violet Page, as she was known to her mates) had one final collection, The Virgin of The Seven Daggers, a beautiful set of little horrors, published as late as 1962, although with much of the content, you … Continue reading

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What’s at the back of the cave? (Michelle Paver, ‘Dark Matter’)

‘I cling to my routine because I lost it once. It reassured me. Even though I know that security is an illusion’, writes Jack Miller in his personal journal, which makes up the bulk of Michelle Paver’s Dark Matter (2010). … Continue reading

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A Terrible Dislocation of Souls (document fiction and the supernatural)

So, this is probably going to be a running theme within this blog. Basically, I had the idea for my dissertation (not due until September 2014) before I’d even applied for the MA and Bristol (which was January 2012). I’ve … Continue reading

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