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Unknown Binding, 256 pages
Published June 30th 2000 by London Magazine Editions (first published June 2000)
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Glenn Russell



A Twist in the Eye and Splendid in Ash are two collections of weird, bizarre tales by Charles Wilkinson I’m so much looking forward to reading. In the spirit of preparation, I wanted to familiarize myself with the British author’s prose and, to this end, I picked up his first published collection, The Pain Tree and Other Stories. I’m pleased I did – although the eleven particular selections included here are more Ian McEwan literary fiction than Arthur Machen weird, each piece packs a serious em
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Alan
Sep 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
sent this by the author who has returned to Birmingham (UK) recently. He may be joining our group so I am biased. A beautiful book, as all LM edtions are, sturdy, high quality pages with nice print, and a lovely cover (I'll try and put up on GR). I think I may have read two or three of the stories as they appeared in London magazine as I was a subscriber from the 70s to about 2001...

(January 6th note: he is joining our group. I am biased.) Also found a nice review of this book: http://www.specta
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A Birmingham-born poet and short-story writer, Charles Wilkinson attended school in a small town on the Welsh Marches, later studying at the University of Lancaster, the University of East Anglia and Trinity College, Dublin. His publications include The Snowman and Other Poems (Iron Press, 1987) and The Pain Tree and Other Stories (London Magazine Editions, 2000). A Border Poet member, Ag & Au, a
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