Tales for Twilight
Two Hundred Years of Scottish Ghost Stories
Edited by Alistair W.J. Kerr
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Flickering candlelight is the best backdrop for optimum appreciation of Tales for Twilight, selected by Alistair Kerr, aficionado of Scottish ghost stories
As well as being an excellent collection of enjoyable ghost stories, the book serves as a rather fine sampler of the work of some of the very best authors Scotland has produced in the past two centuries
Celebrating Scottish storytelling at its best
About the Book
Tales for Twilight offers a spine-tingling selection of unnerving tales by writers from James Hogg in the early eighteenth century to James Robertson, very much alive in the twenty-first. Scottish authors have proved to be exceptionally good at writing ghost stories.
Perhaps it’s because of the tradition of oral storytelling that has stretched over centuries, including poems and ballads with supernatural themes. The golden age was during the Victorian and Edwardian period, but the ghost story has continued to evolve and remains popular to this day.
Includes stories from Sir Walter Scott, George Mackay Brown, Muriel Spark, Margaret Oliphant, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy Boothby, Algernon Blackwood, Eileen Bigland, Ronald Duncan, James Robertson and Ian Rankin.
Alistair W. J. Kerr was born in Scotland. His father was an officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps, who later became an academic. Alistair studied History and Law at the University of Edinburgh and later became a civil servant. He is the author of Betrayal: The Murder of Robert Nairac GC (Cambridge Academic, 2015).
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