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by A. N. L. Munby
with an Introduction
by Michael Cox

ISBN: 1-899562-03-6; xxi + 135pp
Published 1 June 1995 in an edition of 250 copies.

The fourteen chilling tales in this collection were written while A.N.L. ('Tim') Munby was a prisoner in Germany during World War II.

Munby's spectres haunt locations as diverse as a Bristol bookshop, a Tudor Hall, the Snowdonian mountains, the peaceful Herefordshire countryside, a Book of Hours, and the remote Cuillin mountain range of the Isle of Skye.

Munby skilfully brings his own specialised antiquarian knowledge to each of the stories in this, his own tribute to the great M.R. James. The Alabaster Hand is recognised as a genuine cornerstone of supernatural literature.

Jacket illustration by Rachel A. Crittenden.

Contents: Foreword. Introduction by Michael Cox. 'Herodes Redivivus'; 'The Inscription'; 'The Alabaster Hand'; 'The Topley Place Sale'; 'The Tudor Chimney'; 'A Christmas Game'; 'The White Sack'; 'The Four-Poster'; 'The Negro's Head'; 'The Tregannet Book of Hours'; 'An Encounter in the Mist'; 'The Lectern'; 'Number Seventy-Nine'; 'The Devil's Autograph'.

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