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Spectral Shadows: Three Supernatural Novellas (Blackham's Wimpey, the Wheatstone Pond, Yaxley's Cat)
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Now available! SPECTRAL SHADOWS: Three Supernatural Novellas by Robert Westall, hailed as the finest British author of ghost stories since M.R. James, collected together for the first time.

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Spectral Shadows: Three Supernatural Novellas by Robert Westall

BLACKHAM’S WIMPEY

Why should three successive crews flying a Second World War bomber – Blackham’s Wimpey – be driven to madness, despair, even death, though the plane returns from each mission without a scratch?

‘A writer of disturbing brilliance’ – Times Educational Supplement

THE WHEATSTONE POND

Too many deaths, too many suicides. It was more than coincidence. The Wheatstone Pond was a killer. When it’s drained, antique dealer Jeff Morgan gets interested, hoping there’ll be a few valuable wrecks of model boats down there. He isn’t prepared for the horror he will
find instead . . .

‘Gutsy and energetic, grippingly plotted’ – Guardian

YAXLEY’S CAT

Sepp Yaxley vanished seven years ago, and no one has seen him since. Rose and her children Tim and Jane thought his vacant cottage, alone by the marshes, seemed like the perfect place for a holiday adventure. But that was before they decided to find out what happened to old Yaxley. Before they started to find strange things in the garden. Before the neighbors began to act weird. Before Yaxley’s cat came back . . .

‘Calls to mind Hitchcock’s creepiest films’ – Publishers Weekly

Available worldwide in paperback and ebook

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Also available:

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Antique Dust: Ghost Stories, The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral


Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 371 comments MUST HAVE!!!!


Char  | 326 comments I love this guy. I probably would never have heard of him if it weren't for Valancourt. :)


Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 371 comments Charlene wrote: "I love this guy. I probably would never have heard of him if it weren't for Valancourt. :)"

I know I wouldn't have, but this new one will look nice on the shelves next to the other two collections! :)


Maxine Marsh | 80 comments Charlene wrote: "I love this guy. I probably would never have heard of him if it weren't for Valancourt. :)"

I wouldn't have either, Charlene! I really enjoyed Antique Dust.


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Rob Twinem (runner56) | 29 comments I totally agree with both Char and Kim i would never had heard of him if not for Valancourt. I loved The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral and will soon be finished Spectral shadows which is also excellent. He seems to have the ability to talk about the most unusual subjects; cathedrals, bombers, ponds....and create an amazing horror story full of atmosphere around them...


Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 371 comments Trev wrote: "I totally agree with both Char and Kim i would never had heard of him if not for Valancourt. I loved The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral and will soon be finished Spectral shadows which is also excel..."

I agree completely, Trevor! I just finished this collection, and what stuck me is the scope of his stories. Aside from the supernatural, these stories and characters weren't anything alike, and yet I really enjoyed them all! I won't say anything more, or post a real review until everyone else is finished. :)


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Rob Twinem (runner56) | 29 comments Kimberly wrote: "Trev wrote: "I totally agree with both Char and Kim i would never had heard of him if not for Valancourt. I loved The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral and will soon be finished Spectral shadows which ..."

I shall look forward to that review Kim.....usually I write my reviews on the computer but on this occasion I found myself walking around with a pen and paper noting ideas....my mind was just buzzing :)


Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 371 comments Trev wrote: "Kimberly wrote: "Trev wrote: "I totally agree with both Char and Kim i would never had heard of him if not for Valancourt. I loved The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral and will soon be finished Spectr..."

I have (too many) pages of this review hand-written....now to TYPE it out!!!


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