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A Series of Unfortunate Events

Tears are curious things, for like earthquakes or puppet shows, they can occur at any time, without any warning and without any good reason.

With a brand new adaptation coming to Netflix on Friday 13th of January, we thought we’d suggest some treats to sustain you as you reread these miserable childhood classics…

Summary – Violet, Klaus and Sunny are talented orphans, pursued from one eccentric home to another by the scheming Count Olaf. As the children use their skills to defend the enormous Baudelaire fortune, they find themselves at the centre of a sinister mystery. What is the VFD? What became of the Quagmire triplets? And what caused the fire that destroyed the Baudelaire mansion and killed their parents?

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Kidnapped

I have seen wicked men and fools, a great many of both; and I believe they both get paid in the end; but the fools first.

Summary – David Balfour, a young Lowlander, is tricked by his uncle and falls into the company of roguish Jacobite Alan Breck. The pair become unlikely friends as they’re chased through the Highlands by English soldiers.

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle

I’m going to put death in all their food and watch them die.

Summary – Six years ago, the Blackwood family were poisoned at dinner. The survivors – Merricat, Constance and Uncle Julian – now live together as outcasts, shunned by the suspicious villagers.

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Dracula

Welcome to my house! Enter freely and of your own will!

Summary – Jonathan Harker visits Count Dracula in his Transylvanian home. Initially enticed by Dracula’s manners, Harker soon comes to realise that the count has taken him prisoner, and that there is something very strange about his captor…

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

If I am the chief of sinners, I am the chief of sufferers also.

Summary – A gothic story of monsters, murder and immortality.

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Hamlet

The first in our Halloween series, Hamlet has ghosts, madness, murder, and a grand total of eight deaths….

I am thy father’s spirit, / Doom’d for a certain term to walk the night

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Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you to the lovely notsomoderngirl for this amazing nomination! We love your blog 🙂

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Be afraid!

In the run up to Halloween we’ll be bringing you recommendations for some of our favourite scary books! Let us know if you have any spooky requests…

“Do you believe in ghosts?” asked Mr. Mulliner abruptly.
I weighed the question thought-fully. I was a little surprised, for nothing in our previous conversation had suggested the topic.
“Well,” I replied, “I don’t like them, if that’s what you mean. I was once butted by one as a child.”
“Ghosts. Not goats.”
“Oh, ghosts? Do I believe in ghosts?”
“Exactly.”

P.G. Wodehouse, Honeysuckle Cottage

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