In his first non-fiction work, James Herbert explores the eerie landscapes and buildings that have either influenced his novels - that is to say, are the real places behind the locations in his fiction - or are places which fascinate him due to their mysterious past.
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"I like a graveyard on a sunny day. No need for dark brooding skies; sunlight on a sepulchre provides mood enough. No need for rain lashing lichen-diseased tombstones when withered and brittle flowers laid beneath a stone-carved legend tender their own grim ambience. Forget the howling wind, the far-off cry of a frightened animal, the heavy footsteps of some unseen person: just give me a graveyard on a bright summer's day and leave the rest to my own evocations. Let me conjure a figure, perhaps dressed in black or in a shroud, standing there in the middle distance. Quite and still. Watching…"
James Herbert's 'Dark Places' is a personal collection of the locations and legends from around Britain that have inspired the novels of one of the world's great writers of horror fiction. Atmospheric photographs by Paul Barkshire are accompanied by extracts from novels such as 'Haunted, Sepulchre' and 'The Rats' – and by a revealing commentary, in which James Herbert explains how he has always been fascinated by graveyards, by old and abandoned houses and by dark gothic churches. He describes how lonely and isolated places, lakes and marshlands inspire his imagination and tells of the lasting impact of a childhood in London's East End, where he first began to create his world of fantasy and horror.
"Stunningly photographed and beautifully written… a rare peep backstage at the man who single-handedly reinvented the modern English horror genre."
"Hauntingly beautiful photographs, accompanied by fascinating stories."
James Herbert is one of the most influential and widely imitated authors of our time. His previous novels are ‘The Rats’, ‘The Fog’, ‘The Survivor’, ‘Fluke’, ‘The Spear’, ‘Lair’, ‘The Dark’, ‘The Jonah’, ‘Shrine’, ‘Moon’, ‘Domain’, ‘The Magic Cottage’, ‘Sepulchre’, ‘Haunted’, ‘Creed’, ‘Portent’ and ‘The Ghosts of Sleath’.
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001466688
Book Description Harper & Row, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0002554968. with dw, lge fmt, clean bright copy. Bookseller Inventory # 106596
Book Description HARPERCOLLINS, 1993. Book Condition: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Bookseller Inventory # 9780002554961-3
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, LONDON UK, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. IS A COLLECTION OF THE LOCATIONS AND LEGENDS THAT HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE CHILLING ATMOSPHERE CREATED BY JAMES HERBERT IN HIS NOVELS. SCARCE BOOK. IS FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINT RUN WITH ALL NUMBERS. TIGHT, FIRM, CLEAN COPY. FIRST TITLE PAGE HAS SMALL TRIANGULAR PIECE CUT AWAY FROM TOP RIGHT CORNER. BLACK CLOTH HARD COVER WITH NO OBVIOUS WEAR/TEAR. COMPLETE JACKET - HAS SLIGHT WRINKLING ALONG TOP EDGE. NICE COPY. VF57. Bookseller Inventory # 001920
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1993. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Very scarce James Herbert. First edition with loads of photos. In very good condition bar a few indentations on the back board. These can also be seen on the back of the dust jacket. One of the scrapes has caused a couple of small holes on the jacket. Minor edge wear. Bookseller Inventory # 000072