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Scottish Ghost Stories

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Haunting images of the strange, the sinister, and the supernatural have scarred the bleak beauty of the Scottish landscape for centuries. In Scottish Ghost Stories, macabre mysteries of the unknown, both past and present, are unravelled in tales of soul-freezing suspense.

Compiled by Giles Gordon, this anthology contains a selection of superlative chillers by twelve of Scot
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Paperback, 194 pages
Published 1996 by Lomond Books (first published 1976)
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Amanda McGough
I enjoyed the first story, "Holiday" and the last two as well, " Proud Lady in a Cage" and "The Horseshoe Inn". Everything else in between was a bit dull and even for a short story, didn't work or just didn't seem like a ghost story. "Beliah" was spooky enough but more along the vein of a demon possession than a ghost story.
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I love ghosts stories and I liked this anthology of Scottish authors sharing theirs.
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Giles Gordon was a Scottish literary agent and novelist.
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“Touch the stone,' said Beliah, 'and you will touch "reality", or what the ignorant of all ages think "reality" is. That kind of truth will kill you, man. You won't see morning! I have kept you all your life from such things as remorse, terror, pity. Touch the stone, and those same angels will change you into an old poor pathetic deluded dying creature. Hubert, a nurse has to shave you, your hand shakes so much. You know that don't you? You dribble at every orifice, Hubert. You've begun to smell this past year or two...' He suddenly howled as if I had actually touched the stone,'YOU WILL BE RAVAGED IN FIRES OF GRACE!'
I heard Nurse McGregor in the next ward. 'Good evening,' came her cheerful voice to the looney who had strangled his sweetheart and then buried her in his garden. 'Is it cocoa tonight, or tea, or milk?"
Beliah was weeping. Outside the eaves dripped. The whole earth was drenched with the grief of Beliah. He wept inside me. I felt his marvellous tears on my face.”
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