SHADES OF DARK by Aidan--Ed. Chambers

SHADES OF DARK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A grand collection of new British ghost stories, brought together by an award-winning novelist and critic. Pace and atmosphere vary from one story to the next: Vivien Alcock's funny thriller about a bruiser of a schoolboy who swallows a ghost that wants to drown himself again; Jan Mark's eerie remnant of a jilted girl--a wind that shreds roses and threatens murder--and Lance Salway's evil doll that chillingly achieves it; John Gordon's touching tale of a WW II evacuee mistreated by his hostess till her deceased husband takes revenge; Jean Stubbs' puzzler about a couple startled to find that they've both become ghosts; and stories by George Mackay Brown, Helen Cresswell, and Jan Needle. Fun for browsing, perfect for short-story assignments, or a good choice to read aloud to older children or young adults.

Pub Date: Oct. 9th, 1986
Page count: 126pp
Publisher: Harper & Row