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Ungentle Sleep

3.3  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews

When Aubrey Marchant's engagement to Eleanor Maydew was announced to his friends, he received mixed blessings.
‘The Maydews are a bohemian lot – not many servants, even before the War.’
‘Keen on brown bread and vegetables – don't expect too much in the way of creature comforts.’
‘Brave chap, I am sure you'll find the country air bracing.’
‘And Eleanor comes of good stock
Kindle Edition, 69 pages
Published August 8th 2012 by Captive Press
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Oct 06, 2012 Melissa rated it liked it
This is a fun ghost story that I found for free on Kindle. It's a short novella that is a tribute to M.R. James, an author most famous for ghost stories. It's a good gothic halloween read. Snip, snip...
L.J. Clayton
Aug 12, 2012 L.J. Clayton rated it it was amazing
I thought no one wrote ghost stories like this anymore. I was wrong. Love it for its beautiful language as well as anything else. John Webster meets M.R.James.
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Jan 01, 2013 Louise West rated it really liked it
Marvellously creepy ghost story in the traditional style. Worth reading!
Drennan Spitzer
Feb 04, 2013 Drennan Spitzer rated it it was ok
B. Lloyd's short novella, Ungentle Sleep is really a hybrid of the short story and the Renaissance revenge tragedy. Alternating between a 1930s ghost story, one that hearkens back to the gothic tradition, and a recreation of the Renaissance revenge tragedy, the structure of this novella is a bit tedious, although I can appreciate what Lloyd is trying to do. I really, really wanted to like this story, and yet, somehow my desire to like it outpaced my actual liking of the story. On the whole, it f ...more
Sep 30, 2012 Cindy rated it liked it
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I was organizing books on my Kindle and realized that although I had read this, I never did a written review. Since I am on a mission to review books, I read it once again to give a proper review.

This is a short ghost themed novella set in the 1930s. I loved the authors way with words.I could imagine what the house looked like, the clothing and especially the creepiness of the attic. Never have been a fan of them although I love to search for treasures in them.

I recommend this story to all those
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A Bustle attached to a keyboard, occasionally to be seen floating on a canal …
After studying Early Music followed by a brief career in concert performance, the Bustle exchanged vocal parts for less vocal arts i.e. a Diploma from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia.
Her inky mess, both graphic and verbal, can be found in various regions of the Web, and appendaged to good people’
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