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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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Sherlock Holmes

My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don’t know.

Summary – Consulting detective Sherlock Holmes applies his genius for deduction to a series of elaborate crimes, all the while locked in a battle of wits with the diabolical Professor Moriarty. He is watched and chronicled by his friend, the loyal Dr. Watson.

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Thin Air

There is no life up here.

Summary – Five men attempt to scale Kanchenjunga, the most unforgiving mountain in the world, following a disastrous expedition undertaken by their mountaineering heroes. Facing the physical and psychological torment of altitude sickness, the lines between reality and imagination become dangerously blurred.

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His Bloody Project

One man can no more see into the mind of another than he can see inside a stone.

Summary – Roderick Macrae commits a brutal triple murder in his remote crofting village. Now Roderick’s advocates and enemies must establish whether he was insane when he committed the bloody act.

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Milk & Honey on writing with a partner

Here’s an interview we did recently for Inktears, a brilliant website that sends a short story to your email every month, for free, to encourage people to keep reading in the fast paced digital world.

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Jane Eyre

I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.

Summary: The spirited orphan Jane endures a loveless childhood and a brutal school – but her life changes when she is employed at the forbidding Thornfield Hall, where fires start for no reason and the corridors ring with demonic laughter.

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Rebecca

I am Mrs de Winter now.

Summary – Du Maurier’s unnamed heroine marries the troubled widower Maxim de Winter – but the memory of his former wife exerts a menacing influence over her new home. Continue reading “Rebecca”

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Some things are more precious because they don’t last long.

Summary – Dorian sells his soul so that his portrait can age in his place, but his quest for sensual experience leads to inner corruption.

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