Synopses & Reviews
'You couldn\'t ask for 22 spookier stories from authors including Franz Kafka, Charles Dickens, and Guy de Maupassant.'
About the Author
'Robert Westall wrote 18 books for children, including The Machine Gunners and The Scrarecrows, both of which won the Carnegie Medal and the Horn Book awards.'
Table of Contents
Knock at the manor gate / Franz Kafka -- Yesterday's witch / Gahan Wilson -- A legion marching by / John Hynam -- Lawyer and the ghost / Charles Dickens -- Ghost who was afraid of being bagged / anon., from India -- School for ghosts / adapted by Vida Derry -- Little yellow dog / Mary Williams -- Piper at the gates of dawn / Kenneth Grahame (from Wind in the Willows) -- The lilies / Alison Prince -- John Pettigrew's mirror / Ruth Manning-Sanders -- Sredni Vashtar / Saki -- Miss Mountain / Philippa Pearce -- Was it a dream? / Guy de Maupassant -- A pair of hands / Arthur Quiller-Couch -- Boys' toilets / Robert Westall -- Left in the dark / John Gordon -- Monkey's paw / W.W. Jacobs -- Lost hearts / M.R. James -- Thurnley Abbey / Perceval Landon -- Not at home / Jean Richardson -- Shepherd's dog / Joyce Marsh.