Tales of the Grotesque: A Collection of Uneasy Tales

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Shadow Publishing, 2014 - Fiction - 186 pages

GROTESQUE TALES... UNEASY TALES... "The emaciated sodden legs beat a ceaseless march on the unresisting veil, like those of a gallows victim marking time in air. The battered, half-eaten arms clawed blindly at nothing. The eyes were gone, and within their ragged-edged hollows was manifest the coiling purposeful movement of reptilian life." ('Animate in Death') Squadron Leader Leslie Allin Lewis (1899-1961) was a veteran of both world wars, flying Sopwith Camels over France in 1918 and Hurricanes over England in 1940. He was also one of the best writers in the macabre and supernatural genre between wars. "Lewis undoubtedly earns a high place among the best masters of supernatural and macabre literature that Britain has ever produced". (Richard Dalby) "A brilliant collection". (Mark Samuels) FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK.

About the author (2014)

Squadron Leader Leslie Allin Lewis (1899-1961) was a veteran of both world wars, flying Sopwith Camels over France in 1918 and Hurricanes over England in 1940. He was also one of the best writers in the macabre and supernatural genre between wars. Richard Dalby was one of the most knowledgeable editors of supernatural fiction. His expertise extended beyond ghost stories, embracing children's fiction, detective literature, and book illustration. He was responsible for so many first-rate anthologies that his influence on writers and fans of these genres was immense. His early career was in bookshops, including Foyles, and later he began a mail-order book service specialising in supernatural and mystery fiction.

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