Into the London Fog - Eerie Tales from the Weird City

British Library Tales of the Weird

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Into the London Fog: Eerie Tales from the Weird City, edited by Elizabeth Dearnley / From the British Library's "Tales of the Weird" series / ISBN 9780712353762 / 320-page paperback


As the smoky dark sweeps across the capital, strange stories emerge from the night. A séance reveals a ghastly secret in the murk of Regent's Canal. From south of the Thames come chilling reports of a spring-heeled spectre, and in Stoke Newington rumours abound of an opening to another world among the quiet alleys.

Join Elizabeth Dearnley on this atmospheric tour through a shadowy London, a city which has long inspired writers of the weird and uncanny. Waiting in the hazy streets are eerie tales from Charlotte Riddell, Lettice Galbraith and Violet Hunt, along with haunting pieces by Virginia Woolf, Arthur Machen, Sam Selvon and many more.

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