Tag: Horror

      “And did you really have the three wishes granted?” asked Mrs. White. “I did,” said the sergeant-major, and his glass tapped against his strong teeth. “And has anybody else wished?” persisted the old lady. “The first man …

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I can think of at least two films that honour today’s author by calling him Mister Edgar Allan Poe, who died today in 1849 at the age of only 40.  If you want to know which they are, I reveal the answers …

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A birthday girl AND a birthday boy today.  On the one hand, we have a special birthday, and on the other hand we have an even more special author: decisions, decisions … The special occasion is for Anne Rice, who …

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It was a dark and blustery night in October.  The wind howled as it sent the clouds racing across the moon’s unhappy scowl, and the trees lost their leaves as they shook their fists at the young children passing by … …

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One blog post was never going to be enough to write about today’s two birthday boys – not least that one of them is celebrating his 150th birthday  in 2016! ‘Remember that hope is a good thing, maybe the best …

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But it was dark.  Not that I was scared, but I was weary.  My heart beat a little faster.  My mind started racing.  The sooner I got to my friends, the better. Like Tabitha Butler’s, published on 14 August, this …

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Today, in 1920, Ray Bradbury was born. Bradbury is probably best known for writing the classic dystopian novel, ‘Fahrenheit 451‘ (named after the temperature at which he believed paper burst into flames).  We (rightly) have such negative connotations of ‘book-burners’, and …

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Today is one of those relatively rare days of the year when we can celebrate a birth and commemorate a death – both of these novelists are American, pretty much required reading within their genres, and both are favourites of …

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I do not know whether it is the cold or the smell of fetid leaves rotting by the side of the road that makes my nose sting … but I know that neither are what is making my hair stand …

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To mark today’s school sponsored walk (which I’m told is about 8 miles), I wanted to share one of my favourite books about walking … once read, never forgotten, I promise you! I can’t believe this book didn’t influence Suzanne Collins …

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