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Dark Encounters

A Collection of Ghost Stories

By: William Croft Dickinson
Introduction by: Alistair Kerr

Price: CAD $15.99

Publisher: BIRLINN LIMITED

Imprint: Polygon

224 Pages

7.8 X 5.1 ins

ISBN:  9781846975134 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 12/16/2019

First published in 1963 by Harvill Press, Dark Encounters is an elegantly spine-tingling collection of ghost stories set in the brooding landscape of Scotland and often referring to real people, places and objects. From a demonic book that brings its readers to an early death to the murderous spectre of a feudal baron, these tales are a welcome addition to the long and distinguished canon of Scottish ghost stories.

William Croft Dickinson (1897-1963) came to study history at St Andrews in 1915. Military service in the trenches in France during the First World War interrupted his studies but in 1921 he graduated with a First and went on to teach history at the London School of Economics. In 1944 he was appointed Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Paleography at the University of Edinburgh, during which time he founded and edited the Scottish Historical Review, and where he remained until his death. Apart from his historical works, Dickinson wrote many books for children and ghost stories; stories and legends were an essential part of the historical narrative to him.



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