Books you’ll love if you love Lovecraft

Before one of the most unexpected posthumous career upturns saw the unknowable Cthulhu suddenly culturally ubiquitous, H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was simply a very odd bod whose work was almost impossible to find in print and who was mainly of interest to other writers of weird fiction. The prolific writer of weird fiction from RhodeContinue reading “Books you’ll love if you love Lovecraft”

Classic Beach Reads to Revisit

“Indian summer is like a woman. Ripe, hotly passionate, but fickle, she comes and goes as she pleases so that one is never sure whether she will come at all, nor for how long she will stay.”  ― Grace Metalious, Peyton Place In 1956 the book that would spawn nine sequels, two movies, two television series andContinue reading “Classic Beach Reads to Revisit”

Our favourite fantasy destinations and the heroes who live there

Most of us as children spent time in far off fantasy worlds found in books– whether it was Narnia, Discworld, Middle-Earth or Camelot.  With a new movie adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time in cinemas, Laura looks at six other fantastical destinations you can visit with your children or on your own. Madeline L’Engle FirstContinue reading “Our favourite fantasy destinations and the heroes who live there”

Ten Tales of the Terrifying and Fantastic

Laura Macfehin shares 10 stories that stay with you long after you’ve closed the book!   I have to say my number one favourite thing to read is spooky short stories.  They are the literary equivalent of comfort food for me–  mashed potatoes in book form.  Ghost stories, stories of magic or horror or the unexplained–IContinue reading “Ten Tales of the Terrifying and Fantastic”