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GHOST GLEAMS

Tales of the Uncanny

by W.J. WINTLE

w j wintle ghost gleams

GHOST GLEAMS 

W. J. WINTLE

With an Introduction
by Richard Dalby


Format: Jacketed Hardback
Limited to 200 copies
ISBN: 978-1-908274-10-6
Publication: 2014
Price: 17.50
The Red Rosary
When Twilight Fell
The House on the Cliff
The Ghost at The Blue Dragon
The Spectre Spiders
The Footsteps on the Stairs
The Chamber of Doom
When Time Stood Still
The Black Cat
Father Thornton’s Visitor
The Horror of Horton House
The Haunted House on the Hill
The Voice in the Night
The Light in the Dormitory
The Watcher in the Mill


Can You Explain It? 
True Stories of the Ghost World
W.J.Wintle's Ghost Gleams occupies an unusual place in the annals of occult literature, being generally regarded as the first collection of ghostly and weird tales composed specifically for an audience of boys rather than adults, just over ninety years ago.

This example was soon followed by M.R.James during the 1920s when (as Provost of Eton) he recited his own ghost stories to eager young pupils, notably the horrific 'Wailing Well', and later by Christopher Woodforde (Chaplain of New College, Oxford) who spun his spooky yarns to eight boys in the senior dormitory of the Choir School, collected as A Pad in the Straw (1952) These assemblies of stories for boys, which were equally appreciated by adult readers, gradually led to a much greater number of spectral and horror tales for children and 'young adults' in the final decades of the twentieth century.

Since going out-of-print, this scarce and highly sought-after collection now sees its first UK publication in nine decades.

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