WEFOUNDSelected Ghost Stories


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"This collection, selected by that connoisseur of the eldritch, Mark Gatiss, contains enough nastiness to give you just the right kind of frisson for the time of year." -- Nicholas Lezard * Guardian Review * "Ghost Stories collects nine of his most gruesome stories... Impressively shocking." -- Tim Martin * Daily Telegraph * "Spooks galore in E.F. Benson's nightmare-inducing stories." -- Val Hennessy * Daily Mail * "[A] master ghost story teller." * Choice *

E F Benson 's first book, Dodo , was published to popular acclaim in 1893 and was followed by over 100 books, including novels, histories, biographies and ghost stories. In 1920, Benson became a full-time tenant of Lamb House in Rye, which had once been home to the novelist Henry James. Rye provided the setting for the Mapp and Lucia stories and their author served three terms as mayor of Rye in the late 1930s. Benson died on February 29, 1940. Mark Gatiss is a novelist, actor, and screenwriter. He has written for Doctor Who and Sherlock , the latter of which he co-created, and appeared on Game of Thrones .

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"This collection, selected by that connoisseur of the eldritch, Mark Gatiss, contains enough nastiness to give you just the right kind of frisson for the time of year." -- Nicholas Lezard * Guardian Review * "Ghost Stories collects nine of his most gruesome stories... Impressively shocking." -- Tim Martin * Daily Telegraph * "Spooks galore in E.F. Benson's nightmare-inducing stories." -- Val Hennessy * Daily Mail * "[A] master ghost story teller." * Choice *

E F Benson 's first book, Dodo , was published to popular acclaim in 1893 and was followed by over 100 books, including novels, histories, biographies and ghost stories. In 1920, Benson became a full-time tenant of Lamb House in Rye, which had once been home to the novelist Henry James. Rye provided the setting for the Mapp and Lucia stories and their author served three terms as mayor of Rye in the late 1930s. Benson died on February 29, 1940. Mark Gatiss is a novelist, actor, and screenwriter. He has written for Doctor Who and Sherlock , the latter of which he co-created, and appeared on Game of Thrones .


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