The Blue Room and Other Tales

By Lettice Galbraith, Alastair Gunn (editor),

Book cover of The Blue Room and Other Tales: The Ghost Stories of Lettice Galbraith

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Edited and with a Biography by Alastair Gunn Foreword by Melissa Edmundson

Lettice Galbraith’s collection of supernatural tales, New Ghost Stories, first appeared in 1893 and became one of the most popular (and most reprinted) ghostly collections of the final decade of the 19th century.

This volume from Wimbourne Books…

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Lettice Gailbraith was one of the finest writers of ghostly short stories of the Victorian era.

Frustratingly, I had previously only been able to find a few stories by this underappreciated writer in scattered anthologies, so to finally have all of her supernatural fiction in one volume is a real treat. Despite being written in the late 1800s, I found all of the stories refreshingly modern in style and totally gripping.

For me, a very important bonus of this collection is the revelation of the true identity and life story of the writer who hid behind the pen name of…

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