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    The Whisperers and Other Stories: A Lifetime of the Supernatural

    A unique take on Algernon Blackwood’s work, as one of the most important authors in supernatural fiction history. This title utilises Mike Ashley’s position as one of the author’s chief biographers to lend fascinating biographical detail to top-calibre short stories.

    Back from the shouting floor and ceiling came the chorus of images that stormed and clamoured for expression. Jones lay still and listened; he let them come. There was nothing else to do.

    Algernon Blackwood was one of the most influential writers of twentieth-century weird and supernatural fiction. He once told a correspondent that every story he wrote was based on either a personal experience or that of someone he knew, and thus the vast collection of his published short stories and novels can be seen to form a kind of autobiography.

    In this collection of sixteen of the writer’s most atmospheric and uneasy stories, Mike Ashley provides the encounters and events in Blackwood’s life which inspired each story – including experiences as an intelligence agent in the First World War and adventures as a journalist in New York – to tell the interweaving tale of the author’s lifetime of the supernatural.

    Publication date: 23/06/2022

    Author: Algernon Blackwood, edited by Mike Ashley

    Brand: British Library Publishing

    Number of pages: 320

    Binding: Hardback

    Dimensions: 210 x 149 mm