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Reunion at Dawn and Other Uncollected Ghost Stories

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When H. R. Wakefield's STRAYERS FROM SHEOL was published by Arkham House in 1961, it was fully intended that a further collection of the author's supernatural tales would follow within a few years; subsequent appearances of Wakefield's stories in Arkham House anthologies referred to this final volume. Unfortunately, no further Wakefield titles were issued by Arkham House, ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 25th 2000 by Ash-Tree Press (first published April 24th 2000)
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Canavan
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“Reunion at Dawn” ✭✭
“The Fire-Watcher’s Story” ✭✭✭✭
“Parrot Cry” ✭✭
“Surprise for Papa” ✭✭
“Final Variation” ✭✭
“The Sandwich” ✭✭✭
“The Fall of the House of Gilpin” ✭✭✭
“Vengeance Is Ours!” ✭
“The Assignation” ✭✭✭
“The Latch-Key” ✭✭
“ ‘The Night Can Sweat with Terror’ ” ✭✭
“At World’s End” ✭✭
“An Air of Berlioz” ✭✭✭
“The Bodyguard” ✭✭✭
“ ‘That Sleep of Death’ ” ✭✭✭
“Familiar Spirit” ✭✭✭
“A Man’s Best Friend” ✭✭✭

All stories published 2000.
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robyn
Sep 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm giving this one four stars for the sake of one story.

If I were reading this as an anthology, I'd be happy with just one or two good stories, since most entries in a collection are mediocre at best; from a single author of proven ability, I'd expect more. But in this case it doesn't matter, since that one story - "Frontier Guards" - is well worth the price of the book. I understand it's been anthologized several times, but I've never come across it before.

Ghost stories have a strange attract
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There were gems amidst the dusty heaps of misogyny & acidity, but it was really tough to extract those gems.
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Herbert Russell Wakefield was an English short story writer, novelist, publisher, and civil servant chiefly remembered today for his ghost stories.
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