Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror

Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror

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Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house and his regular visits from his nephew give him the opportunity to retell some of the most frightening stories he knows.

But as the stories unfold, another even more spine-tingling narrative emerges, one that is perhaps the most frightening of all.

Uncle Montague's tales of terror, it transpires, are not so much works of imagination as dreadful, lurking memories. Memories of an earlier time in which Uncle Montague lived a very different life to his present solitary existence.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 187g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • B&W Illustrations throughout
  • 1408802767
  • 9781408802762
  • 210,075

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'Priestley's gothic fest of Poe-like fables stand out like shining beacons' Guardian
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'Priestley's gothic fest of Poe-like fables stand out like shining beacons' * Guardian * 'My insides were still untangling themselves hours after I had closed the book' * Sunday Telegraph * 'Mesmerising, understated, and convincingly Victorian in tone . . . A book for children who enjoy being frightened - and a perfect introduction to Saki and Edgar Allen Poe' * Guardian * 'Throbs with sinister brilliance . . . The art of the chilling, well-crafted ghost story is still alive and kicking' * Literary Review *
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About Chris Priestley

Chris Priestley is the author of the spine-tingling Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror. His other books include New World, The White Rider, Redwulf's Curse and Death and the Arrow. Chris is also an illustrator, painter and cartoonist. He lives in Cambridge.

David Roberts is an award-winning illustrator who has worked with a great many brilliant authors including Philip Ardagh and Georgia Byng. He is the creator of the Dirty Bertie series.
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4,869 ratings
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4 40% (1,938)
3 21% (1,023)
2 4% (186)
1 1% (53)
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