Six ghost stories

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A second deliciously creepy selection of ghost stories for midwinter nightsDuring the Christmas season, when the nights are long and the worst weather that winter offers is kept safely outside, it has long been a tradition that in the evenings stories of ghosts and hauntings are read aloud to the accompaniment of the crackling flames of a real fire. Christmas is a time for gifts and what better gift could there be than a book of creepy, fireside tales by the finest exponents of the craft? Ghost stories can, of course, be read at any time of year and the key to reader satisfaction is that an anthology should contain only excellent stories. For the two volumes in this series, Eunice Hetherington has drawn on the opinions of many knowledgeable experts, from the Golden Age of the genre, on the subject of ‘the best ghost stories’. Of course, the tales they recommended included old favourites as well as the much less familiar, but the one thing the stories have in common is that their authors all write well and tell an enthralling story. Every expert had their personal favourites, and the editor has used her own knowledge of the genre to compile two substantial volumes of what we hope readers will agree are very fine ghost stories indeed. Draw the curtains tight, don't look over your shoulder and enjoy!This second volume contains twenty-two classic tales including ‘John Charrington’s ‘Wedding’, ‘The Ghost at the Rath’, ‘The Shadow of a Shade’, ‘The Old Nurse’s Story’, ‘The Bota...