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LOST AND FOUND

THE SHORT STORIES OF

 CATHERINE LORD





catherine lord, the sundial pressIn early 2016, editor J.A. Mains uncovered a short story from 1894 called 'Grannie's Ghost Story' by Lucy Hardy. He reprinted it in An Obscurity of Ghosts: Further Tales of the Supernatural by Women, 1876 1903, however, he was unable to find anything about the author, but recognised the tale as a remarkable example of Victorian ghost fiction and was determined to discover more about her. Three years later Mains and The Sundial Press are proud to offer twenty-one stories by ‘Lucy Hardy’, published under her real name, Catherine Lord, and reprinted for the first time since the late 1890s.

In a remarkable feat of detection work, Mains has revealed a fully-formed author whose life was scarred by tragedy and only wrote professionally for nine years before dying in 1901. Seven of the stories will be of interest to lovers of the supernatural; indeed Lord name-checks several contemporary authors within her stories; other tales are replete with the nefarious deeds of con-men, poisoners ... and those who return from the dead.

LOST AND FOUND The Short Stories of Catherine Lord is an extraordinary collection by an extraordinary author. Catherine Lord, hidden by shadows for nearly 120 years, has emerged as a truly Victorian author of singular distinction.



CONTENTS
Introduction:
‘THE WELL-KNOWN WRITER, LUCY HARDY’

A STORY OF A CURSE
THAT TERRIBLE CHRISTMAS EVE
THE WATCHER IN THE CHURCH PORCH
A FAMILY HEIRLOOM
GRANNIE’S GHOST STORY
THAT DELIGHTFUL STRANGER
THE ADVENTURE OF PETER THE MOUJIK
LOST AND FOUND
A SINGULAR EXPERIENCE
LOYALE JE SERAIS, DURANT MA VIE
THE CURIOUS STORY OF SUSAN STYLES: A PSYCHICAL ROMANCE
MY UNCLE’S PICTURES
THE FELL-THORPE GHOST
AUNT AGATHA’S HUSBAND
HIS REASONS
THE WEST ROOM: AN UNRESOLVED MYSTERY
THE FATAL RING
WHAT JENNY DID
INGLESS’S MURDER
OUR LADY OF HATE
OCCIDENT, ORIENT, OCCIDENT
 
NON-FICTION
COUNTRY HOUSES




Price: Format:  ISBN-13: 978-1-908274-000

Book Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm — Publication Date: 20 November 2019


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