Curfew & Other Eerie Tales
Author: Lucy M. Boston, Robert Lloyd Parry
Publisher: The Swan River Press
Release Date: August 01, 2011
"...his eye sockets were appallingly hollow, and he lifted his chin as the blind do when they seek." - from "Curfew"
Lucy M. Boston is best remembered today as the Carnegie Medal-winning author of a series of children's novels set in Green Knowe, an ancient, haunted house based on Hemingford Grey Manor near Huntingdon, Cambridge. She began writing these chilling tales when she was already in her sixties, but they were not her first attempts at fiction. A handful of supernatural tales dating from the early 1930s exist among her papers, and these are here published together for the first time, along with her only play, The Horned Man, which has been out of print since 1970. An introduction by Robert Lloyd Parry considers the literary influences on these works and looks at them in the context of Boston's personal life.