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The Haunting Season

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780751581997

Price: £8.99

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

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‘You won’t find a more thrilling winter read this year, or a better line up of writers who have mastered the gothic and ghostly.’ SARA COLLINS, Costa Award-winning author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Featuring new and original tales from:

Bridget Collins Sunday Times bestselling author of The Binding | Imogen Hermes Gowar Sunday Times bestselling author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock | Kiran Millwood Hargrave Sunday Times bestselling author of The Mercies | Andrew Michael Hurley Sunday Times bestselling author of The Loney | Jess Kidd International award-winning author of Things in Jars | Elizabeth Macneal Sunday Times bestselling author of The Doll Factory | Natasha Pulley
Sunday Times bestselling author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street | Laura Purcell Award-winning author of The Silent Companions


Long before Charles Dickens and Henry James popularized the tradition, the shadowy nights of winter have been a time for people to gather together by the flicker of candlelight and experience the intoxicating thrill of a ghost story.

Now eight bestselling, award-winning authors – all of them master storytellers of the sinister and the macabre – bring the tradition to vivid life in a spellbinding new collection of original spine-tingling tales.

Taking you from the frosty Fens to the wild Yorkshire moors, to the snow-covered grounds of a haunted estate, to a bustling London Christmas market, these mesmerizing stories will capture your imagination and serve as your indispensable companion to the cold, dark nights.

So curl up, light a candle, and fall under the spell of winters past . . .

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The chilling tales of The Haunting Season will make you feel oddly cosy, in the way that only the best ghost stories can. Exquisitely crafted from some of the finest British writers, I enjoyed every word.
Francine Toon, Sunday Times bestselling author of 'Pine'
Prepare to be spooked by these eight fantastically frightening tales ... best read by candlelight (if you dare....)
Good Housekeeping
You can't go wrong with this creepy collection of 'ghostly tales for long winter nights', from an absolutely stellar cast of writers ... I had to sleep with the lights on after I'd read it
You won't a more thrilling winter read this year, or a better line up of writers who have mastered the gothic and ghostly.
Sara Collins, Costa Award-winning author of 'The Confessions of Frannie Langton'
The Haunting Season contains stories by some of our finest contemporary writers - between them, they revitalize the traditional winter's tale with vibrant, tense writing that will haunt you long after you finish reading
Jenn Ashworth, author of 'A Kind of Intimacy'
From today's finest writers of suspense, horror and historical fiction comes a chocolate-box collection of stories to savour alone or share ... Best read by candlelight.
It lured me in, then held me fast. A gut-wrenching collection of ghostly tales, at once sumptuous and thrilling, rich and raw. Powerful, original and beautifully written, I didn't want them to end.
Joanne Burn, author of 'The Hemlock Cure'
Curl up with a hot chocolate but maybe leave the lights on
Gorgeous, macabre, beautifully crafted . . .a brilliant re-making of an old tradition, and this is a book destined to be read and re-read through many a long winter night
Amanda Mason, author of 'The Wayward Girls'
What a line-up of authors ... these classic tales, intended to be read by candlelight, will thrill lovers of old fashioned, spooky tales
The Haunting Season was an absolute treat. Eight gloriously gothic and ghostly tales from some of our best historical writers. Spectral chess, haunted chairs and stories of survival and psychosis. Brilliantly chilling writing.
Anna Mazzola, author of 'The Unseeing'
An array of celebrated writers have contributed spooky stories to this beautifully produced book
Daily Express