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The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton
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These 11 spine-tingling tales of the supernatural bring to light the author's interest in the traditional New England ghost story and her fascination with spirits, hauntings, and other phenomena. Fine…
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Doctor Marigold
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Doctor Marigold, named for the man who delivered him, is a "cheap-jack" who hawks sundries from a traveling cart. His lonely fortunes reverse when he adopts a deaf and mute girl whose mother is dead a…
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Carnacki, the Ghost Finder
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Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder is a collection of supernatural detective short stories by author William Hope Hodgson. It was first published in 1913 by the English publisher Eveleigh Nash. In 1947, a new…
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Collected Ghost Stories
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M. R. James is widely regarded as the father of the modern ghost story, and his tales have influenced horror writers from H. P. Lovecraft to Stephen King. First published in the early 1900s, they have…

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Hunted Down
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In this classic anthology, Peter Haining has assembled a fascinating selection of Charles Dickens' detective stories. Added to the stories are extracts from the novels in which the men of the law make…
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Just an Ordinary Day: The Uncollected Stories
Acclaimed in her own time for her short story “The Lottery” and her novel The Haunting of Hill House—classics ranking with the work of Edgar Allan Poe—Shirley Jackson blazed a path for contemporary wr…
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Complete Ghost Stories
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Interest in supernatural phenomena was high during Charles Dickens' lifetime. He had always loved a good ghost story himself, particularly at Christmas time, and was open-minded, willing to accept, an…
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The Lazy Tour Of Two Idle Apprentices
A delightful meditation on the pleasures of bachelor bonding and an example of collaborative journalism at its best

 In autumn 1857, Charles Dickens embarked on a sightseeing trip to Cumberland with h…
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Girls, At Play
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Cold Hand in Mine: Strange Stories
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Cold Hand in Mine was first published in the UK in 1975 and in the US in 1977. The story Pages from a Young Girl's Journal won Aickman the World Fantasy Award in 1975. It was originally published in T…
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Edith's Diary
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As Edith Howland's life becomes harsh, her diary entries only become brighter and brighter. She invents a happy life. As she knits for imaginary grandchildren, the real world recedes. Her descent into…
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Don't Tell Alfred (Radlett & Montdore, #3)
In this delightful comedy, Fanny -- the quietly observant narrator of Nancy Mitford’s two most famous novels -- finally takes center stage.

Fanny Wincham—last seen as a young woman in The Pursuit of L…

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Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood
A woman of snow ... a midnight caller keeping his promise ... forests where Nature is deliberate and malefic ... enchanted houses ... these are the beings and ideas that flood through this collection …
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Don't Look Now and Other Stories
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A married couple on holiday in Venice are caught up in a sinister series of events. A lonely schoolmaster is impelled to investigate a mysterious American couple. A young woman loses her cool when she…
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Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories
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A selection of 21 stories, which also includes three stories that are not in the Collected Edition.

Canon Alberic's scrap-book --
The mezzotint --
Number 13 --
Count Magnus --
Oh, whistle, and I'll come to…
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Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories
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Who better to investigate the literary spirit world than that supreme connoisseur of the unexpected, Roald Dahl? Of the many permutations of the macabre, Dahl was always especially fascinated by the c…
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When Darkness Loves Us
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This two-novella collection twists together the beauty and horror underlying the seeming simplicity of small town life.

Sally Ann is a bright and bubbling farm girl, still caught in the thrill of a bra…
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Ghost Stories
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With an Introduction and Notes by Martin Scofield, University of Kent at Canterbury. Henry James was arguably the greatest practitioner of what has been called the psychological ghost story. His stori…
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Odes and Epodes
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The poetry of Horace (born 65 bc) is richly varied, its focus moving between public and private concerns, urban and rural settings, Stoic and Epicurean thought. Here is a new Loeb Classical Library ed…
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Let Me Know When You're Home
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In Let Me Know When You're Home, fifteen women writers explore what female friendship means to them through fiction, non-fiction and poetry, digging deep into the complexities and nuances of these rel…
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Robert Adam: Country House Design, Decoration & the Art of Elegance
The definitive book on the most influential English country house architect and designer.

This beautifully produced book celebrates the work of Robert Adam, the great eighteenth-century architect who i…
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Horace and Me: Life Lessons from an Ancient Poet
A wise and witty revival of the Roman poet who taught us how to carpe diem

What is the value of the durable at a time when the new is paramount? How do we fill the void created by the excesses of a sup…
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Groupthink: A Study in Self Delusion
The final book by celebrated columnist and bestselling author Christopher Booker

In Groupthink, his final book, the late, eminent journalist and bestselling author Christopher Booker seeks to identify …
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The Grit in the Pearl: The Scandalous Life of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll
Margaret, Duchess of Argyll’s life was one of complexity and controversy. Born Ethel Margaret Whigham, the only child of a Scottish self-made millionaire and a beautiful high-society woman, her childh…
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The Noble Liar: How and Why the BBC Distorts the News to Promote a Liberal Agenda

To some, it is the voice of the nation, yet to others it has never been clearer that the BBC is in the grip of an ideology that prevents it reporting fairly on the world. Many have been scandalised by…

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The Erotic Poems
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Catullus' Bedspread: The Life of Rome's Most Erotic Poet
A vivid narrative that recreates the life of Gaius Valerius Catullus, Rome’s first modern” poet, and follows a young man’s journey through a world filled with all the indulgences and sexual excesses o…
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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
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Eight classics by a great Edwardian scholar and storyteller. "Number Thirteen," "The Mezzotint," "Canon Alberic's Scrapbook," and more. Renowned for their wit, erudition and suspense, these stories ar…
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Laura Hunt was the ideal modern woman: beautiful, elegant, highly ambitious, and utterly mysterious. No man could resist her charms—not even the hardboiled NYPD detective sent to find out who turned h…
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Bats in the Belfry (Robert MacDonald #13)
Bruce Attleton dazzled London’s literary scene with his first two novels but his early promise did not bear fruit. His wife Sybilla is a glittering actress, unforgiving of Bruce’s failure, and the cou…
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The Doll: The Lost Short Stories
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The lost stories of Daphne du Maurier, collected in one volume for the first time.

Before she wrote Rebecca, the novel that would cement her reputation as a twentieth-century literary giant, a young Da…
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