Ein Hauch von Frost zehn rabenschwarze Geschichten The homely and the exotic mix in fifteen unique tales The macabre and witty stories are a melange of horror guaranteed to send chills up the spine of any sleepless reader The Cat Flap And The Apple Pi

  • Title: Ein Hauch von Frost: zehn rabenschwarze Geschichten
  • Author: Joan Aiken
  • ISBN: 9783423106801
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The homely and the exotic mix in fifteen unique tales The macabre and witty stories are a melange of horror guaranteed to send chills up the spine of any sleepless reader.The Cat Flap And The Apple Pie He Time To LaughLodgersListeningSailors LegendsA Game Of Black And WhiteElephant s EarThe Sewanee GlideShe Was Afraid Of UpstairsThe Birthday PartyMouseworkA Long Way To SThe homely and the exotic mix in fifteen unique tales The macabre and witty stories are a melange of horror guaranteed to send chills up the spine of any sleepless reader.The Cat Flap And The Apple Pie He Time To LaughLodgersListeningSailors LegendsA Game Of Black And WhiteElephant s EarThe Sewanee GlideShe Was Afraid Of UpstairsThe Birthday PartyMouseworkA Long Way To SwimWho Goes Down This Dark Road Power Cut

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    1. Joan Aiken says:

      Joan Aiken was a much loved English writer who received the MBE for services to Children s Literature Her most famous classic, THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE has been in print for over 50 years with a new AUDIO recorded by her daughter Lizza She was known as a writer of wild fantasy, Gothic novels and unforgettable short storiesW COLLECTION 2016 The People in The Castle book show 2See NEWS NEW PUBLICATIONS at facebook JoanAikenOffFollow THE JOAN AIKEN BLOG at joanaiken.wordpress For Joan s life and full Bibliography visit joanaiken Joan s Life in brief She was born in Rye, East Sussex, into a family of writers, including her father, Conrad Aiken who won a Pulitzer Prize for his poetry , and her sister, Jane Aiken Hodge.She worked for the United Nations Information Office during the second world war,and then as an editor and freelance on Argosy magazine before she started writing full time, mainly children s books and thrillers For her books she received the Guardian Award 1969 and the Edgar Allan Poe Award 1972.Her most popular series, the Wolves Chronicles which began with The Wolves of Willoughby Chase , was set in an elaborate alternate period of history in a Britain in which James II was never deposed in the Glorious Revolution,and so supporters of the House of Hanover continually plot to overthrow the Stuart Kings These books also feature cockney urchin heroine Dido Twite and her adventures and travels all over the world.Another series of children s books about Arabel and her raven Mortimer are illustrated by Quentin Blake, and have been shown on the BBC as Jackanory and drama series Others including the much loved Necklace of Raindrops and award winning Kingdom Under the Sea are illustrated by Jan Pie kowski.Her many novels for adults include several that continue or complement novels by Jane Austen These include Mansfield Revisited and Jane Fairfax.Aiken was a lifelong fan of ghost stories She set her adult supernatural novel The Haunting Of Lamb House at Lamb House in Rye now a National Trust property This ghost story recounts in fictional form an alleged haunting experienced by two former residents of the house, Henry James and E F Benson, both of whom also wrote ghost stories Aiken s father, Conrad Aiken, also authored a small number of notable ghost stories.



    2 thoughts on “Ein Hauch von Frost: zehn rabenschwarze Geschichten

    1. Kinda weird. I don't 'get' most of the stories; it seems as if they're mysteries missing the last page. And it's marketed to a juvenile audience, but, I'm sorry, if I'm having trouble, how would kids get more out of it? And most of the characters are adults.The writing is atmospheric, though; it's a spooky sort of a book and worth a try.

    2. I almost stopped reading this collection, but I'm glad I didn't. The first story in "A Touch of Chill" didn't impress me, so I decided to read the last two in the book. They didn't impress me much either. At that point, I put the book aside. Later, I discovered "Time to Laugh", one of the stories from this collection, in an anthology I was reading. Lo and behold, I quite liked that creepy, atmospheric tale. So, I decided to give the collection another shot. As it turned out, although I found abo [...]

    3. Joan Aiken is one of my favourite authors, best known among children as the writer of the alternative-history series The Wolves Chronicles. She is also a writer for adults, and the same sense of imagination, wit and mystery found in her earlier books are found in this collected anthology of creepy and twisted short stories. Although the title claims that these are stories of "horror, suspense and fantasy," this is a little misleading. It's not that these stories aren't any of these things, it's [...]

    4. My previous acquaintance with the work of this author was with her children's novels set in an alternate version of British history. This collection of short stories published in 1979 is described as 'stories of horror, suspense and fantasy' but rather than outright horror, the effect is more of creepiness. Quite a few are inconclusive and fizzle out at the end with no definitive notion of what happened. The one which makes the closest approach to horror is the first in the collection, 'The Lodg [...]

    5. It's been a few years since I read this book of short, somewhat creepy, stories, but I just remember that most of them were very entertaining with really interesting characters. The one I remember most was the story titled "He" and even to this day I still think about it. The book almost feels like "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark", but directed for a teenage or adult audience in the form of short stories.

    6. Most of these stories aren't scary as much as they are creepy. There were a couple I didn't fully understand, but there were none I disliked. A few were more sad than anything else, but overall I liked this collection of stories.

    7. Apparently I'm one of the few who didn't like this book, the first story was stupid. It took forever for anything to happen and the end the boy turned into a tree. There is maybe 3 good stories. The majority of them wore boring.

    8. Charming and, well, chilling, this book contains my favorite horror story of all time, 'He.' A must-read for horror fans of any age.

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