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Spirits of the Season
Spirits of the Season

Spirits of the Season

Christmas Hauntings

Edited by Tanya Kirk

Tales of the Weird

FICTION

320 Pages, 5.25 x 7.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: August 2019

ISBN 9780712352529

Rights: US & CA

British Library Publishing (Aug 2019)

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Overview

An unsettling collection of holiday-themed stories of ghosts and hauntings

Festive cheer turns to maddening fear in this new collection of seasonal hauntings, presenting the best Christmas ghost stories from the 1850s to the 1960s. The traditional trappings of the holiday are turned upside down as restless spirits disrupt the merry games of the living, Christmas trees teem with spiteful pagan presences, and the Devil himself treads the boards at the village pantomime. As the cold night of winter closes in and the glow of the hearth begins to flicker and fade, the uninvited visitors gather in the dark in this distinctive assortment of haunting tales.

Author Biography

Tanya Kirk is Lead Curator of Printed Heritage Collections 1601-1900 at the British Library, and was the co-curator of the major exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination. She edited The Haunted Library: Classic Ghost Stories.