Pour yourself a glass of sherry and light a candle, as we dedicate this year’s Halloween special to Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904), the first collection by M.R. James, probably the most celebrated and influential exponent of the weird tale. With the help of undead guests Andrew Male and Laura Varnam we illuminate the life and work of a strange and singular author, one whose writings, like the engraving in ‘The Mezzotint’, have truly taken on a life of their own.
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