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Polly Parkin & James Hale – 2nd Bumper Ghost Book

Posted by demonik on May 31, 2008

Polly Parkin & James Hale (eds.) – The Second Bumper Book of Ghost Stories (Pan Book, 1978)



The final two Ghost Books (the Twelfth and, appropriately, Thirteenth) were edited by Polly Parkin and James Hale, respectively. Again, Pan issued an omnibus volume:

William Sansom – Preview
Gilbert Phelps – Call a Spade a Spade
Sylvia Sherry – Footsteps
Lance Salway – Undesirable Residence
Albert Rowe – The Question
Rosemary Timperley – Out of Sight, Out of Life
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – Calvunder
Giles Gordon – In Spite of Himself
Dorothy K. Haynes – Matthew Lurk, Tractorman
James Parkhill-Rathbone – A Shade Byronic
Margaret Potter – The Boy on the Bus
Steve Wilson – Ghosts There Must Be With Me in This Old House
Dulan Barber – Cuckoo
Kenneth Harker – Sport of the Oak
Donald E. Westlake – In at the Death
Eva Hanagan – The Uninvited
Peter Tinniswood – The Top Coat
Maria de Selby – Robe’s Mother
H.R.F. Keating – Mr Saul
R.B. Hart – Moving On
Giles Gordon – Horses of Venice
Fay Weldon – Angel, All Innocence
Graham Lord – The Poltergeist
Tom Caslon – Gravedigger

Thanks to Alan Frackelton for providing the contents, note and cover scan!


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Rosemary Timperley – The Ninth Ghost Book

Posted by demonik on May 31, 2008

Rosemary Timperley –  The Ninth Ghost Book (Pan Books, 1975)

Book Cover

Gilbert Phelps – Who Were You With Last Night?
Christopher Hood – The White Citroen
Kit Pedler – White Caucasian Male
Maggie Ross – When the Music’s Over Turn Out the Lights
Richard Selmer – The Violet Lady
L.P. Hartley – The Stain on the Chair
Kay Batchelor – The Spirit was Willing
Rosemary Timperley – Sister Varden
John Hynam – One for My Baby
James Turner – Love Me Love My Car
Jean Stubbs – Jarvey’s Kingdoms
William Trevor – George and Alice and Isabel
John Burke – False Harmonic
Giles Gordon – Crampton Manor
John Moat – Chope’s Retreat
George Mackay Brown – Brig-o-Dread

Thanks to Alan Frackelton for providing the contents and cover scan!

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