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Chilling tales…

What better way to spend a dark October evening than reading a spine-chilling ghost story? Or even reading one aloud to your family? Many of them are short so you don’t need to scare yourself for days on end. We have selected our favourites and, if you want to freak out your children too, we have some for them as well…

The Classic…

  • The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe (36 pages)
  • The Facts in The Case of M. Valdemar by Edgar Allan Poe (24 pages)
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (393 pages)
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (672 pages)
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare (128 pages)
  • The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde (140 pages)
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker (488 pages)
  • Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell (9 stories – 416 pages)
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (464 pages)
  • The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde (126 pages)
  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (121 pages)

Contemporary…

  • The Silence of the Sea by Yrsa Sigurdardottir (388 pages)
  • The Living and the Dead in Winsford by Håkan Nesser (320 pages)
  • The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (138 pages)
  • Affinity by Sarah Waters (352 pages)
  • The Suspicions of Mr Whicher or The Murder at Road Hill House by Kate Summerscale (360 pages)

Children’s…

  • Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson, 32 pages. (Age 3+)
  • Clockwork by Philip Pullman, 96 pages. (Age 8-12)
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (multiple books) (Age 8-14)
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, 304 pages. (Age 9-11)
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman, 208 pages. (Age 10+)
  • The Witches by Roald Dahl, 208 pages (Age 10+)

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