Each of these 11 stories lures the unsuspecting listener into the ghostly world of the supernatural. Who has not been afraid of something? These gripping stories explore the possibilities – hair-raising, spine-chilling, blood-curdling. Here’s something for everyone who enjoys a good scare.
Ghosts range from an evil kitchen boy with a recipe for death to a tiresome invalid at the top of an apple tree. There’s Old Nick himself in one story, and a tale of second sight, and even a ghost story especially for dog-lovers! Includes 'Black Eyes', 'The Road It Went By', 'Who's Afraid', 'Mr. Hurrel's Tallboy', and 'The Yellow Ball', and more.
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Philippa Pearce, (born Jan. 23, 1920, Great Shelford, near Cambridge, Eng.—died Dec. 21, 2006, London, Eng.), British book editor and children’s writer who , was best known for her Carnegie Medal-winning novel Tom’s Midnight Garden (1958), a mystical tale of friendship and growing up in which 10-year-old Tom befriends Hatty, a girl from the past whom he meets in a magical garden that appears at night only when the grandfather clock strikes 13. The classic story was filmed in 1999 and was later adapted for the stage. Pearce’s other books included the semiautobiographical Minnow on the Say (1955), The Children of the House (1968), the Whitbread Prize-winning The Battle of Bubble and Squeak (1978), and The Little Gentleman (2004). She also wrote numerous short stories and book reviews. Pearce was made OBE in 1997.
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