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"Leytonstone" ©Stephen Volk/Spectral Press 2014. Artwork ©Ben Baldwin 2014

“Leytonstone” ©Stephen Volk/Spectral Press 2014. Artwork ©Ben Baldwin 2014

Anne Billson, film blogger for The Telegraph newspaper, writer, photographer, and appreciator of fine Belgian beers, has this to say about Stephen Volk’s masterful follow-up to his critically-acclaimed Spectral novella Whitstable:

“I am still processing LEYTONSTONE. Wow, what an amazing read. Incredibly evocative of another time and place, also quite weird, sad and VERY scary. Stephen Volk might well have got to the heart of the man, and the fact I enjoy Hitchcock’s film-making and want so badly to like the person who made them makes it all the more unsettling. A tremendous balancing act, and, for me, a real horror story about the dark side of human nature. Bravo!”

Don’t just take Anne’s word for it, why not find out for yourself by preordering your copy today – the book will be available in March.

PRE-ORDERS:

£21 UK

£24 EU

$50 US & RoW

Lawrence Gordon Clark: book news

"The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark", Cover image ©  1971 - 2013 Graham Morris. Design by John Oakey.

“The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark”, Cover image © 1971 – 2013 Graham Morris. Design by John Oakey.

The day has arrived when the Unsigned Hardback edition of The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark will be delivered to Château Spectrale, so this weekend will see the great packing spectacular. If you need any more encouragement to purchase a copy, here’s an endorsement for the book from none other than Reece Shearsmith (The League of GentlemenInside No. 9):

“Lawrence Gordon Clark is the man who single-handedly realised that most wonderful BBC tradition, the Ghost Story for Christmas. His adaptations of M.R. James are unsurpassed studies in creeping terror. As a fan, this treasure of a book is an absolute must.”

And following on from that, here’s a link to a new review of the book from Stuart Douglas, posted on his From a Story by… blog – just click HERE. See below as to how to get YOUR copy today!

CONTENTS:

DELUXE EDITION (50 only- 20 left(available late February):

Foreword by MARK GATISS

Introduction by TONY EARNSHAW

Seven short stories by M. R. JAMESThe Stalls of Barchester CathedralThe Treasure of Abbot ThomasA Warning to the CuriousThe Ash TreeLost HeartsCasting the RunesCount Magnus

Exclusive new introductions to each story by LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK

Count Magnus teleplay by BASIL COPPER

Lost Hearts short stage play by LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK

Q&A with LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK by TONY EARNSHAW

Filmography, awards, of LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK by TONY EARNSHAW

Illustrated with unseen behind the scenes photographs, chapter heading vignettes by Nick Gucker,  as well as examples of storyboards by Lawrence Gordon Clark.

SIGNED, SLIPCASED DELUXE EDITION:

£85 UK

£87 EU

$145 US

UNSIGNED HARDBACK (100 only) (available late January/early February):

Foreword by MARK GATISS

Introduction by TONY EARNSHAW

Seven short stories by M. R. JAMESThe Stalls of Barchester CathedralThe Treasure of Abbot ThomasA Warning to the CuriousThe Ash TreeLost HeartsCasting the RunesCount Magnus

Exclusive new introductions to each story by LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK

Q&A with LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK by TONY EARNSHAW

Illustrated with photographs as well as chapter heading vignettes (by Nick Gucker)

UNSIGNED HARDBACK EDITION

£45 UK

£47 EU

$80 US

PAPERBACK (Unlimited) (available now):

Foreword by MARK GATISS

Introduction by TONY EARNSHAW

Seven short stories by M. R. JAMESThe Stalls of Barchester CathedralThe Treasure of Abbot ThomasA Warning to the CuriousThe Ash TreeLost HeartsCasting the RunesCount Magnus

Exclusive new introductions to each story by LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK

Filmography, awards, of LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK by TONY EARNSHAW

Basic edition – text only plus chapter heading vignettes by Nick Gucker.

PAPERBACK EDITION:

£17.50 UK

£19.50 EU

$30 US

NEWS

The Deluxe edition of “The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark” will feature red Wibalin cloth bound boards with quarter bound gold gilt spine in black Wibalin cloth (see example below for the kind of thing we mean) and the slip-case will be in black Wibalin cloth with gilt spine . Title and Lawrence Gordon Clark’s signature on front board of book and case in gold. Signed on signature sheet by Lawrence Gordon Clark, Tony Earnshaw, and Simon Marshall-Jones.

Quarter gilt spine

More reviews as we receive them!