Wednesday, 6 December 2017

'The Sundial' by R.H. Malden

A fine ghost story of the old school by an author much influenced by M.R. James. Malden only wrote one collection of tales - a not-uncommon situation with authors of ghost stories. There's an excellent essay on Malden by the Roger Johnson here. Unlike James, who was never ordained, Malden was an Anglican clergyman and rose to become Dean of Wells Cathedral.

1 comment:

Aonghus Fallon said...

Enjoyed "Nine Ghosts'. Not quite in the same class as M. R. James, but eminently readable. 'Stivinghoe Bank' was my personal favourite.