ghostly recommendations request

Robyn Starkey rohina at
Mon Apr 11 13:04:49 EDT 2005

hannibal at wrote:

> If she wants 'old-fashioned', you can't do better than the ghost 
> stories of M.R. James, I think ('Ghost Stories of an Antiquary' and 
> its sequel). Or if she already knows those, there are the similar (but 
> not quite as good) ones of E.F. Benson, which range nicely from the 
> horrific to the merely eerie. (I think he does one or two vampires, 
> but they're in a minority.)
Of course with Benson, you want to be sure you pick the right books. 
Lucia books are excellent, but not actually scary. Unless, I suppose, 
you find Mapp horrifying.


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