Synopses & Reviews
Following in the ghoulish shadow of Ghost Stories, the top-selling Story Library title, this new anthology is sure to chill and thrill with 15 of Aidan Chambers" favorite ghost stories. Offering spine-chilling tales from the highest caliber authors including Edgar Allen Poe, Agatha Christie, and Robert Westall, the soon-to-be-spooked will no doubt find this a perfectly haunting introduction to different genres of ghost story, and a compelling read that few will dare put down.
About the Author
Barbara Taylor has written and edited numerous books for children including Kingfisher's Young Discoverers: Geography Facts and Experiments series.Aidian Chambers worked for some years as a teacher before he and his wife, Nancy, founded the Thimble Press and published Signal, and a critical journal devoted to children's literature. In 1982 Nancy and Aidan won the Eleanor Farjeon Award, and Aidan's most recent title, Postcard From No Man's Land (Bodley Head), won the Carnegie Medal in 2000.
Table of Contents
Lonesome place /August Derleth --Such a sweet little girl /Lance Salway --Ghost story /Mark Twain --Footsteps invisible /Robert Arthur --Gnomon /Jan Mark --Hunted and the haunters /Edward Bulwer-Lytton --If she bends, she breaks /John Gordon --Room 18 /Aidan Chambers --Brownie /R. Chetwynd-Hayes --Lamp /Agatha Christie --Hunting of Chas McGill /Robert Westall --Tell-tale heart /Edgar Allan Poe --Death of Peggy Morrissey /William Trevor --Christmas in the rectory /Catherine Storr --Canterville Ghost /Oscar Wile.