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Leinster Gardens and Other Subtleties by Jan Edwards
« on: February 26, 2015, 09:16:37 PM »
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Leinster Gardens and Other Subtleties, the ghost stories of Jan Edwards. Introduction by David Sutton.



Fourteen ghostly tales including the BFS Award short-listed 'Otterburn'.

Concerning Events at Leinster Gardens: He handed the maid his hat and replaced it with a coronet of silk holly leaves and tinsel. She gave him only the smallest raise of an eyebrow. ‘Ghost of Christmas Present,’ he said…

The Waiting: She picked up the hem of her night-dress and ran the length of the gallery. She wanted to race them to the door, to greet her father. Why, then, did a tiny part of her hesitate? Why should she be afraid? From the landing she heard the doors of the great hall being flung open…

The Ballad of Lucy Lightfoot: This had been in the planning for a very long time, for centuries – to the where and the when that the Wite had sent her. Across an entire continent to the edges of the Ottoman lands, to a place and time long before the Lightfoot name had ever begun. Her children, and her children’s children, for more generations than she could count, were dust. Only she remained.

From the introduction: “…Ghost stories, adeptly told, often with a sense of locale and time neatly placed within the narratives. Her family history informs and inspires some of her stories. Folklore figures as a focus in more than one story, whether urban myth or historical lore. But ghostly they are and deceptively disturbing.”

Available at the March BSFG meeting or pre-order via Amazon.


https://alchemypress.wordpress.com/alchemy-publications/2015-publications/leinster-gardens/

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Re: Leinster Gardens and Other Subtleties
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2015, 01:50:26 PM »


Leinster Gardens reviewed: "If you’re looking for a collection that shows how to work with real mythology in short stories in a variety of different lengths, this would be one to read."

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Re: Leinster Gardens and Other Subtleties by Jan Edwards
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2015, 07:39:10 PM »
Another review for Leinster Gardens:

"The darkness in these stories is subtle, a hulking, half-seen shape moving about in the shadows just to the left or right of the very edge of our perception. This is what makes them so good and memorable. Some of the tales will be in my head for a long time. I just can’t quite shake the things I’ve read in these pages. Many of the tales made me shiver."


https://thebookloversboudoir.wordpress.com/2015/08/16/book-review-leinster-gardens-and-other-subtleties-by-jan-edwards/