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Man-Size in Marble

3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  5 reviews
When a young pair of newlyweds settle down into a small cottage in a quiet village, they look forward to a pleasant, pastoral life of domestic bliss. The husband, a practical man, dismisses the superstitious maid's tale of an ancient curse about the local church's marble statues who come to life each year on All Saint's Eve to wreak revenge. But then, on the fateful night, ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Wonder Publishing (first published 1893)
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From BBC Radio 4 - The Female Ghost:
Two newlyweds reject their housekeeper's dread of All Saints' Eve, until it arrives. With Carolyn Jones and Stephen Critchlow.
Davonna Juroe

I remember reading a couple of years ago that J.K. Rowling loved Edith Nesbit's books. It's easy to see why, and Nesbit's detailed, vivd descriptions pleasantly reminded me of Rowling's prose.

In well-crafted Gothic stories the setting needs to be its own character. Nesbit wastes no time describing atmospheric moonlit scenes, which set the perfect creepy tone. The story opens with a newly married couple who buy a cottage in the English countryside. After settling in and hiring a local woman to b
An English type ghost story. It is not all that frightening and not all that great a ghost story. But it is a short read and worth it little time it takes to read. You don't really meet the ghosts but one of the four characters in the book does with a startling result.
Michelle Raven
Stars: 5

Wow this was a creepy short story.. I enjoyed very much and i would suggest you listen too it because the narrator dose a great job. The story was a bit predictable near the end but that dose not take away from the story. :)

Simple, easy read. Not too scary for children.
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Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland; 15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924) was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of E. Nesbit.
She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organisation later connec
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