Into the London Fog

Into the London Fog : Eerie Tales from the Weird City

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As the smoky dark sweeps across the capital, strange stories emerge from the night. A seance reveals a ghastly secret in the murk of Regent's Canal. From south of the Thames come chilling reports of a spring-heeled spectre, and in Stoke Newington rumours abound of an opening to another world among the quiet alleys.

Join Elizabeth Dearnley on this atmospheric tour through a shadowy London, a city which has long inspired writers of the weird and uncanny. Waiting in the hazy streets are eerie tales from Charlotte Riddell, Lettice Galbraith and Violet Hunt, along with haunting pieces by Virginia Woolf, Arthur Machen, Sam Selvon and many more.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 22.86mm | 276.69g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0712353763
  • 9780712353762
  • 70,251

Table of contents

Introduction 7

  The Telegram 19
  Violet Hunt

Regent’s Park
  In the Séance Room 53
  Lettice Galbraith

  The Demon Lover 77
  Elizabeth Bowen

  The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth 89
  Rhoda Broughton

  The Dressmaker’s Doll 107
  Agatha Christie

  War, an extract from London In My Time 133
  Thomas Burke

The Strand
  Street Haunting 153
  Virginia Woolf

  Pugilist vs Poet, an extract from A Long Way from Home 171
  Claude McKay

Stoke Newington
  N 181
  Arthur Machen

  The Lodger 215
  Marie Belloc Lowndes

  My Girl and the City 257
  Sam Selvon

Crystal Palace
  The Mystery of the Semi-Detached 269
  Edith Nesbit

  The Old House in Vauxhall Walk 277
  Charlotte Riddell

Putney (and Bloomsbury)
  The Chippendale Mirror 303
  E. F. Benson

  Spring-Heeled Jack 321
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About Charlotte Riddell

Elizabeth Dearnley teaches the history of fairy tales at University College London and has curated several projects exploring how folk stories interact with the modern world. She is the co-creator of The Secret Diary of Bloomsbury, which collects submissions from visitors and residents of Bloomsbury to tell a collective story of life in the area.
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