For September 2012 Sarob Press is hugely delighted to present a collection of truly
Jamesian ghost stories. These twelve stories are the winners in The Ghosts & Scholars
M.R. James Newsletter prequel/sequel competition. All are previously unpublished except
“Quis est Iste?”which appeared earlier this year in The Ghosts & Scholars M.R. James
Newsletter as the overall competition winner.
This volume is an absolute MUST for all Jamesian admirers and collectors.
Stories (and their M.R. James inspirations): “Alberic de Mauléon” by Helen Grant
(“Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book”); “Anningley Hall, Early Morning” by Rick Kennett
(“The Mezzotint”); “The Mezzotaint” by John Llewellyn Probert (“The Mezzotint”);
“Quis est Iste?” by Christopher Harman (“Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad”);
“The Guardian” by Jacqueline Simpson (“The Treasure of Abbot Thomas”); “Between
Four Yews” by Reggie Oliver (“A School Story”); “The Mirror of Don Ferrante” by
Louis Marvick (“Casting the Runes”); “Fire Companions” by Mark Valentine (“Two
Doctors”); “Of Three Girls and of Their Talk” by Derek John (“Wailing Well”); “The
Gift” by C.E. Ward (“The Experiment”); “Malice” by David A. Sutton (“The Malice of
Inanimate Objects”); “Glamour of Madness” by Peter Bell (“A Vignette”).
Edited & Introduced by Rosemary Pardoe. Includes “Notes on the Authors”.
Limited Edition Numbered Hardcover.
Printed Boards. Cream Bookwove. Coloured Endpapers.
News got out early and we already (unsurprisingly) have a healthy amount of interest in
this book, so we suggest you order your copy early as we fully expect this volume to sell
out very very quickly indeed.