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Suffer The Children: A Ghost Story

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It is 1904, and an Oxford don decides to spend the Christmas vacation conducting research in rural Norfolk. But in the library of the country house where he is staying, he finds the records of a terrifying tragedy. A short story. A homage to M R James.
Paperback, 30 pages
Published March 3rd 2015 by Corax
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Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love selwood's prose style.

his respect for the English language is clear as he writes a spooky short story that is clean and concise yet creepy and suspenseful.
Jun 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
This wasn't really that much of a horror or ghost story at least to me but it was written in the same style as many very old horrors so that it read like Stoker and Poe. There was a sophisticated touch to the story that lent to its felt age.

The book was an interesting and very short read. It starts off as a professor getting ready to go on vacation while from there by a stroke of fate or luck (whichever you so may choose) he finds a colleague who offers him a place to stay so he can do his sea
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Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**I received a copy of this short story in exchange for an honest review**

When the main character get to spend the holidays in Norfolk with a friend, he couldn't have imagined the family horrors. That's what you get with this short story. There's a bit of mystery, a chilling ghost story and to top it off the author continues in his homage to M.R. James.

This short story was mysterious, intelligent and wonderfully creepy. It's not quite as dark as "The Voivod" but it doesn't lack in lustre. The pa
Shari Sakurai
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review*

Suffer the Children is set in the early twentieth century. A professor of Oxford, whilst conducting research in a library belonging to an acquaintance, discovers a journal written by his associate’s father. In this journal contains a horrifying account of his travels to Sardinia.

This is a short, subtle horror story that reads like it was written in Victorian times. Selwood has mastered this style and the tale leaves you with chills
Angie Rhodes
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I won a signed copy of this book, and I have to say, though it's only a slim book, it was excellent! If you like a good ghost story, something similar to M.R.James,, then this is for you,,
Christmas 1904, and an Oxford Don,spends the holiday season, doing research in Norfolk. Whilst looking through some records in a library, he finds something that terrifies him,,,, Want to know what it is? hmm sorry,, that would be telling,,
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as part of a goodreads giveaway.

The story has an old feeling, reminded me of late Victorian. The story follows a visitor to a Mediterranean island. During his visit he befriends the local priest. During the visit the priest becomes ill and asks that the recent discovery of coins be put back, before disappearing into the night.

The book is very small but very well written.
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