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Randalls Round by Eleanor Scott
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Aug 19, 2012

it was amazing
Read from August 11 to 19, 2012

Eleanor Scott’s name is not very frequently mentioned among the practitioners of supernatural fiction. All her stories in this genre had been compiled in this single collection, and for this reason she seems to have been consigned to literary oblivion once the print run had exhausted, much like Amyas Northcote (the author of a single collection of very superior ghost stories). Thanks to Ash Tree Press, now that long-neglected collection is available to all who have a Kindle/PC-with-Kindle.

The contents of this book are:
• Introduction by Richard Dalby
• Foreword: the author describes the origins of the stories (in her dreams), and hopes that they would be able to convey some of the terror that she had experienced in those dreams.
1. Randalls Round
2. The Twelve Apostles
3. Celui-la
4. The Room
5. The Cure
6. The Tree
7. At Simnel Acres farm
8. ‘Will Ye No’ Come Back Again?’
9. The Old Lady

It really astonished me to find that these stories cover almost all the sub-genres that are traditionally associated within the classic supernatural tradition (they truly cover the whole gamut: Jamesian, gently emotional a-la-A.M. Burrage, Wakefield-style, and some of the modern practitioners like C.E. Ward & Peter Bell).

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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