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Month: January 2024

The Living Stone

The Living Stone, Stories of Uncanny Sculpture 1858 – 1943 is the ninth offering in the Weird Series from Handheld Press (October 2023). Within its pages are seventeen supernatural stories of sculpted stone. Many are by well known authors such as E. F. Benson, Oliver Onions, Edith Wharton, H. P. Lovecraft and Arthur Machen. The stories have been brought together by Henry Bartholomew, a specialist in 19th and 20th century supernatural fiction.

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The Green Book

The Green Book: Writings on Irish Gothic, Supernatural and Fantastic Literature Issue 22 (Swan River Press, Samhain 2023) www.swanriverpress.ie

In January 2010 Swan River Press published a booklet Four Romances by Bram Stoker, introduced by Paul Murray. Now they have included these stories and Murray’s introduction in The Green Book 22. Murray – author of From the Shadow of DRACULA: a Life of Bram Stoker – says of the stories; ‘They… tell us a great deal about an author who has languished in obscurity for much of the time since his death in 1912, while his undead creation, Dracula, looms ever larger in the global consciousness.’

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