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The Ninth Fontana Book Of Great Ghost Stories (The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories #9)

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The Liberated Tiger • (1972) • shortstory by R. Chetwynd-Hayes
The Return of Imray • (1891) • shortstory by Rudyard Kipling
The Glove • (1966) • shortstory by Roger Hicks
Death Cannot Wither • (1959) • novelette by Algis Budrys and Judith Merril
The Lady's Maid's Bell • (1902) • novelette by Edith Wharton
Keeping His Promise • (1906) • shortstory by Algernon Blackwood
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Published (first published 1973)
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Graham
By the time we’d reached the ninth book in this long-running series of ghost story anthologies, editor Robert Aickman had been replaced by R. Chetwynd-Hayes, and the number of stories in each volume had increased. Otherwise, it’s business as usual, with a varied mix of the good, the bad and the just plain ugly.

Things don’t exactly begin with a bang in DEATH CANNOT WITHER, written by Judith Merril and Algis Budrys. This is subdued, thoughtful writing, moving in places but never scary. Edith Whart
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Ape
2009 bookcrossing review:

I don't know why, but I don't think the cover does this book any favours. It's been putting me off reading it for ages. But I have read all the short stories in here over the last couple of days and really enjoyed them. Some are older than others, some relatively modern (the book was published in the 70s) but they have that wonderful polite English ghost story feel - great stuff.

I liked some better than others to be honest. Found the Rudyard Kipling one not so interestin
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Janith Pathirage
I'm here only to review the story The Return of Imray by Rudyard Kipling (Coz I cant find a separate edition for this story alone). It was pretty much like a typical Rudyard Kipling story, but this one had bit of mystery in it. Not a great story but it was entertaining.
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Ronald Henry Glynn Chetwynd-Hayes aka Angus Campbell.

Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes was an author, best known for his ghost stories. His first published work was the science fiction novel The Man From The Bomb in 1959. He went on to publish many collections and ten other novels including The Grange, The Haunted Grange, And Love Survived and The Curse of the Snake God. He also edited over 20 anthologies. Se
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