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Really enjoyed this. Wide variety of ghost stories, odd tales and some cosmic horror not reliant on Lovecraft's mythos. Proved for smooth, engaging reading. Will definitely hunt up his other collection, Tales of the Uncanny and the Supernatural.
Blackwood was born in Shooter's Hill (today part of south-east London, but then part of northwest Kent) and educated at Wellington College. His father was a Post Office administrator who, according to Peter Penzoldt, "though not devoid of genuine good-heartedness, had appallingly narrow religious ideas".Blackwood had a varied career, farming in Canada, operating a hotel, as a newspaper reporter in ...moreMore about Algernon Blackwood...