Tales for Twilight
Two Hundred Years of Scottish Ghost Stories
308 Pages, 5.1 x 7.8 in
- December 2023
- December 2021
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
Perhaps it’s because of the tradition of oral storytelling that has stretched over centuries, including poems and ballads with supernatural themes. The golden age was during the Victorian and Edwardian period, but the ghost story has continued to evolve and remains popular to this day.
Includes stories from Sir Walter Scott, George Mackay Brown, Muriel Spark, Margaret Oliphant, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy Boothby, Algernon Blackwood, Eileen Bigland, Ronald Duncan, James Robertson and Ian Rankin.
Flickering candlelight is the best backdrop for optimum appreciation of Tales for Twilight, selected by Alistair Kerr, aficionado of Scottish ghost stories' ~Michael Carter, Tablet
A wonderful read for anyone who enjoys feeling the hairs rise on the back of their neck. … An excellent collection of enjoyable ghost stories [and] a fine sampler of the work of some of the very best authors Scotland has produced' ~Undiscovered Scotland
As well as being an excellent collection of enjoyable ghost stories, the book serves as a rather fine sampler of the work of some of the very best authors Scotland has produced in the past two centuries' ~Ken Lussey, Undiscovered Scotland
Celebrating Scottish storytelling at its best' ~Sunday Post