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The Ghosts & Scholars Book of Mazes (edited by) Rosemary Pardoe

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Wrap Dust-Jacket Art by Paul Lowe.
Edited and Introduced by Rosemary Pardoe
 
M.R. James’s 1911 tale, “Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance”, is one of the most famous maze short stories, if not the most famous.
 
Editor Rosemary Pardoe has chosen eight supernatural maze stories to reprint, all of them taken from small press journals and books, and some of them never previously reprinted.
 
The mazes range from unicursal turf through puzzle hedge to modern crop examples; one tale is a prequel to “Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance”.
 
The second part of this volume consists of six brand new stories which range even more widely, from a Roman mosaic maze to a mirror maze at the top of a high-rise office block.
 
All of the stories have a folklore, folk custom and/or antiquarian background.
 
So, fourteen supernatural maze stories by some fabulous authors of folk horror and ghostly, ghastly, spooky tales of terror.
 
Stories:
  • As Blank as the Days Yet to Be by Mark Valentine
  • The Maze by Michael Chislett
  • My Dancing Days are Over by Paul St John Mackintosh
  • The Outsider by Rick Kennett
  • The Rustling of Tiny Paws by Carole Tyrrell
  • The Maze by Geoffrey Warburton
  • The Faerie Ring by John Reppion
  • The Maze at Huntsmere by Reggie Oliver
  • The Lost Maze* by Helen Grant
  • Mr Rhodes and the Crawshay Inheritance by Katherine Haynes
  • Real Estate* by C.E. Ward
  • The Air of Glory* by John Howard
  • Mouselode Maze* by Christopher Harman
  • The Mosaic Maze* by Victoria Day
*previously unpublished and original to this volume.
 
Limited edition specifications:
  • Hand Numbered Limited Edition Jacketed Hardcover.
  • Bound in Wibalin Cloth (Fine Linen Style), Foil Blocked to Spine, Lithographically Printed on Quality 80gsm White Paper, Coloured Endpapers, Section Sewn Binding & Head/Tailbands.
  • Approx 192pp including introduction, prelims etc.
  • Sold out at the publisher
 

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