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Poor Souls' Light - Curious Tales

Poor Souls' Light - Curious Tales

These very low numbered books are from a limited edition of 500 copies that’s now out of print.

Title: Poor Souls’ Light

Author:  Curious Tales

Weight:  579g

Multi-signature (5 authors) limited, dated and located first edition, first (and only) print paperback original




1 in stock, prompt dispatch

Our price:  £39.50

Poor Souls’ Light by the Curious Tales collective

Poor Souls’ Light sees seven contemporary writers uphold the tradition of the Christmas ghost story, bringing you an anthology of brand new tales for winter.

Join us on a walk along a canal path, on a holiday in a seaside cottage, during preparations for Christmas dinner: these seemingly commonplace occurrences unlock a hidden seam of menace and chaos, where the spectral and the subconscious become indistinguishable, where the living break bread with the dead.

Featuring contributions from the Curious Tales team, as well as an introduction from Alison Flood and original fiction from our award-winning guest authors M. John Harrison and Johnny Mains.  Poor Souls’ Light will also pay tribute to Robert Aickman, one of the great supernatural short story writers, whose centenary is in 2014.

Winter is the seasons’ sleep, so tread with care along the passage lit by the Poor Souls’ Light.

Peer & Press Reviews

There are no duds in this steely little collection, which – independently written, illustrated, printed and marketed – is also blazing its own brave path through the weird landscape of contemporary publishing.

Tim Martin, Telegraph

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Poor Souls’ Light
Sub title Seven Curious Tales

In story order:

Dinner for One

The Spite House


The Exotic Dancer

And the Children Followed



Illustrator Beth Ward
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Book number 3 [of 500]
Overall condition Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)

On the contents page by:
Jenn Ashworth

Alison Moore (and dated 19.12.14)

Tom Fletcher

Richard Hirst

Emma Jane Unsworth

Dated 19/12/14 [by Emma Jane Unsworth]
Located Lancaster Castle [by Emma Jane Unsworth]
Ephemera Unsigned postcard of Beth Ward’s cover design
Book Stats
Publisher Curious Tales
Printed by New Leaf Press, Manchester
Format Paperback (softcover)
Pages 138
Size (h x w x d) 210 x 148 x 10mm
Image and Design Credits
Cover design Beth Ward

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