Sorting Through Dad’s Hoard #8: M.R. James

Dad would usually read us M.R. James’s ghost stories in the evenings, after dinner and homework and sundry other bits were done; he’d occasionally play recorded versions of several of the stories, read by Michael Horden. I always preferred Dad’s narration, the way he’d growl for the villains and gruffer types, or use a slightly…

Sorting through Dad’s hoard #7: The Midwich Cuckoos

  Dad spoiled the ending of this book long before I ever got around to reading it. And I’m going to spoil it for you too, HA!!! One day when we were intruding into his study, he got onto the subject of the film version (the 1960 version, The Village of the Damned –┬ábecause apparently…