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“Mrs Charbury at Eltham” by Max Porter

“‘Who is the man in a brown cloak standing at the foot of mybed every night? my sister asked, aged six or seven.

I said A ghost and Mother said Bad dreams and Papa saidAbsolute nonsense. Nobody cares for your made-up terrors.Read more

“Foreboding” by Kamila Shamsie

“I dont believe in ghosts, Khalid said, his first day on thejob as a security guard at Kenilworth Castle.

Neither do I, said the gardener, who had stopped at thestaff kitchen for a cup of tea. But when something funny happens that you cant explain, just remember the ghostshere arent malicious.”Read more


From Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories. Used with permission of September Publishing. Copyright 2018 by Max Porter. Copyright 2018 by Kamila Shamsie.

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