BOOK REVIEW: LEINSTER GARDENS AND OTHER SUBTLETIES BY JAN EDWARDS

Cracking Review for Leinster Gardens and Other Subtleties

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Leinster Gardens and Other Subtleties by Jan Edwards
The Alchemy Press (ebook), 2015
144 Pages

Author Website

Amazon (UK)

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I was given a free copy by the publisher in exchange for a review.

BLURB
Fourteen short stories by Jan Edwards, including the BFS award short-listed ‘Otterburn’, plus a previously unpublished tale.

“All adeptly told, often with a sense of locale and time neatly placed within the narratives. Her family history informs and inspires some of her stories. Folklore figures as a focus in more than one story, whether urban myth or historical lore. But ghostly they are and deceptively disturbing.”

OPENING SENTENCE
The paving under his feet rumbled, setting shivers up through the soles of his boots (CONCERNING THE EVENTS IN LEINSTER GARDENS)

REVIEW
Leinster Gardens and Other Subtleties is very enjoyable collection of dark, chilling supernatural tales. Edwards writes the sort of dark fiction I enjoy the best…

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