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SOMEONE IN THE ROOM:
STRANGE TALES OLD AND NEW
by A. M. Burrage
edited, with an Introduction,
by Jack Adrian

ISBN: 1-899562-38-9; xiii + 307pp
Published 28 November 1997 in an edition of 500 copies
 

This third volume in the Ash-Tree Press series collecting all of A.M. Burrage’s known supernatural fiction contains twenty-eight stories. Fourteen of the stories comprise Burrage’s rare second collection, Someone in the Room, published under the pseudonym ‘Ex-Private-X’ in 1931. Five stories are the sole original tales from the almost equally elusive Between the Minute and the Hour (1967); of the rest, seven are now collected in book form for the first time. The volume ends with two fascinating articles: one semi-autobiographical, on real-life ghosts; the second (previously uncollected) detailing Burrage’s ghost story preferences.

Jacket art by Douglas Walters.

Contents: Introduction by Jack Adrian; [STRANGE TALES]: ‘The House of Unrest’; ‘The Ivory Cards’; ‘The Affair at Paddock Cross’; ‘The Lady of the Elms’; ‘The Captain’s Watch’; ‘Little Bride-of-a-Day’; ‘Auntie Kate’; ‘Behind the Panels’; ‘’The Black Diamond Tree’; ‘The Garden in Glenister Square’; ‘Household Gods’; ‘Oberon Road’; ‘Dark Horses’; ‘The Hawthorn Tree’; [SOMEONE IN THE ROOM]: ‘The Sweeper’; ‘The Blue Bonnet’; ‘The Waxwork’; ‘Through the Eyes of a Child’; ‘The Running Tide’; ‘The Strange Case of Dolly Frewan’; ‘The Oak Saplings’; ‘The Cottage in the Wood’; ‘Smee’; ‘The Case of Mr Ryalstone’; ‘Someone in the Room’; ‘The Shadowy Escort’; ‘Mr Garshaw’s Companion’; ‘One Who Saw’; [NON-FICTION]: ‘Un-Paying Guests; ‘The Supernatural in Fiction’.

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