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Eight best-selling, award-winning authors return to the time-honoured tradition of the seasonal ghost story in this dazzling new collection. This is your indispensable companion to the long, dark nights this October.

Featuring new and original tales from:

Bridget Collins: Sunday Times best-selling author of The Binding

Imogen Hermes Gowar: Sunday Times best-selling author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

Kiran Millwood Hargrave: Sunday Times best-selling author of The Mercies

Andrew Michael Hurley: Sunday Times best-selling author of The Loney

Jess Kidd: international award-winning author of Things in Jars

Elizabeth Macneal: Sunday Times best-selling author of The Doll Factory

Natasha Pulley: Sunday Times best-selling 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 best-selling, 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 cold, dark nights. 

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

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"Gorgeous...a book destined to be read and re-read." (Amanda Mason, author of The Wayward Girls)

"Makes you feel oddly cosy, in the way only the best ghost stories can. Exquisitely crafted, I enjoyed every word." (Francine Toon, Sunday Times best-selling author of Pine)

"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)

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