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The Ballad of Castle Reef by Honor Tracy
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Perhaps the most enjoyable of all the author's books, this novel tells the story of a young man who comes home to Ireland when his father dies, only to find that his disappointed parent has left the family estate to his manservant. He brings with him ...more
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The Late Breakfasters by Robert Aickman
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The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories by Robert Aickman
" The first of eight story collections edited by the great Robert Aickman, in paperback and now difficult to find. I have acquired them all, more to hav ...more "
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The Inner Room by Robert Aickman
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Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories by Roald Dahl
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Not a fan of Dahl, who wrote stories about pathetic victims of monstrous bullies, those bullies receiving terrible vengeance. That is by the way. In his introduction, he says that after reading several collections of ghost stories, he found none of t ...more
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The British at Home by T.H. White
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The ScandalMonger by T.H. White
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America at Last by T.H. White
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Letters to a Friend by T.H. White
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“The alarm in the morning? Well, I have an old tape of Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in a perfectly transcendent version in Shubert's seventh symphony. And I've rigged it up so that at exactly 7:30 every morning it falls from the ceiling onto my face.”
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“Sometimes there just isn't enough vomit in the world.”
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“Old professors never die, they just lose their faculties.”
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Elizabeth  Taylor
“the problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure there going to have some pretty annoying virtues”
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“The forceps of our minds are clumsy forceps, and crush the truth a little in taking hold of it.”
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