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Weird Woods: Tales from the Haunted Forests of Britain

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Another Tales of the Weird anthology from John Miller, who previously edited Tales of the Tattooed and will publish The Philosophy of Tattoos with the British Library in Autumn 2020. The tales in this title span all regions of the U.K. – from the obviously eerie rural areas of Devon and Yorkshire to more unexpected cosmopolitan locations like Stoke Newington, London. It re ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Expected publication: March 1st 2021 by British Library Publishing
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SaraWezzie
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful collection of supernatural stories selected for their themes around woodland, trees and nature. Each story contains a sense of building dread, particularly those involving poor protagonists who get caught out in u familiar and unfriendly forests. There’s some true gems in this collection, such as Mary Webb’s The Name-Tree, a tragic story weaving the fate of a young woman with her beloved cherry orchard and The Whisper in the Wood by an unknown author which connects the fate of a long ...more
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I picked up Weird Woods because, if you do not know already, I am a huge fan of folklore and hauntings. From the description, I had expected to find folktales about Britain's forests, sort of the origins for all the haunting stories we know and love. Basically I expected it to be more like The Book of English Folktales by Sybil Marshall. Instead, this book is an anthology of short stories that are set in haunted British forests or have something to do with trees, and are written by popular autho ...more
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Jan 06, 2021 rated it liked it
Individual story ratings:
The Whisper in the Wood - ***
Man-Size in Marble - ****
The Striding Place - **
The Man Who Went Too Far - ****
An Old Thorn - ****
The White Lady - ***
Ancient Lights - ***
The Name-Tree - *
"He Made A Woman-" - ****
A Neighbour's Landmark - **
N - *****
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Suzie Grogan
Oct 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A strange collection, interesting but not necessarily what one expects in a book entitled ‘Weird Woods’, especially as excuses are given for their sometimes very loose connection to forests. Still, some new authors here to search out more of.
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Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A must read for all classic Victorian ghost story fans
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