Short Stories III
Short Stories III
F:\Short Stories III
Curious If True 1.5 - Squire's Story
Curious If True 2.5 - Crooked Branch
Curious If True 3.5 - The Poor Clare
Curious If True 4.5 - Lois the Witch
Curious If True 5.5 - The Grey Woman
****** Strange Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell - Elizabeth Gaskell was a Victorian novelist who was beloved
in her time and underappreciated in ours. Like so many of her circle of female authors in that time,
she loved a good ghost story. Not all these five tales involve ghosts, but they all include the sense
of atmosphere and suspense we enjoy in such a tale.
Fantastic Journeys 1.4 - The Door in the Wall - A better life exists beyond the door in the wall,
but is Lionel Wallace brave enough to turn his back on the world he knows?
Fantastic Journeys 2.4 - Fifty Cents - Time and chance start playing tricks on George Lyle when he stops to pick up
a hitch-hiker out in the Arizona desert.
Fantastic Journeys 3.4 - The Faery Handbag - A distraught young woman reveals how she has lost both her boyfriend and
grandmother to a magical handbag.
Fantastic Journeys 4.4 - If At First - A diligent policeman discovers to his cost how a multi-millionaire
businessman always manages to keep ahead of his rivals.
******stories about magic, horror and fantasy.
Fantastic Tales - Alarm Clock on the Night Table - A salutary tale about living for
the moment. A chain of events forces an elderly woman to confront a
tragedy from her past.
Fantastic Tales - Delhi - A man living in present-day Delhi has visions of the city
in the past and the future.
Fantastic Tales - Hell Screen 1.2 - The painter, Yoshihide, puts his daughter's life in terrible danger.
Fantastic Tales - Hell Screen 2.2 - A chilling horror set in medieval Japan.
A powerful Lord clashes with an arrogant painter.
Fantastic Tales - The Silken Swift - A unicorn holds the key to happiness in this
beautifully written fantasy about true love.
Fantastic Tales - The White People - The nature of good and evil and the origins of sin
are explored in this intriguing tale.
Guiding Lights 1.5 - The Kitchen Child by Angela Carter
Guiding Lights 2.5 - Let Them Call It Jazz by Jean Rhys
Guiding Lights 3.5 - Until Such Times
Guiding Lights 4.5 - Bang Bang You're Dead by Muriel Spark
Guiding Lights 5.5 - Inside Information by Nicola Barker
Hopes and Desires 1.4 - Vongole by Michael Butt
Hopes and Desires 2.4 - The Non-Entity by Marcy Kahan
Hopes and Desires 3.4 - Toad Squad by Nick Warburton
Hopes and Desires 4.4 - The Anniversary Waltz by Jeremy Front
Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse -
******An hour of manic ingenuity with music and sound effects throughout.
'read with psychopathic grace by Miranda Richardson.. Be warned,
we laughed so hard we crashed the car' - Independent on Sunday
Horrid Henry's Nits
In a German Pension 1.5. by Katherine Mansfield
In a German Pension 2.5
In a German Pension 3.5
In a German Pension 4.5
In a German Pension 5.5
******At the age of 20, Katherine Mansfield left England for the
Bavarian spa town of Bad Worishofen. Alone and detached,
she coolly observed the absurd posturings and affectations
of the German bourgeoisie at leisure. There she began to write
the stories that appeared in this, her first collection.
Lady into Fox 1.2 by David Garnet
Lady into Fox 2.2
******a Victorian vicar is aghast when his beloved new wife turns into a fox.
Late Night Story 5.5- Sredni Vashtar by Saki
******Born in Burma in 1870, Scottish writer H.H. Munro (his pseudonym is
from FitzGerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam) satirized the social
conventions, cruelty and foolishness of the Edwardian era with a highly
readable blend of flippant humor and outrageous inventiveness,
often overlaid with a mood of horror.
Made In England 1.5 - by Andrew O'Hagan - In Andrew O'Hagan's essay on Englishness
whatever else we have lost we still revel in self deprecation.
Made in England 2.5 - by Maggie Gee - Maggie Gee comes from Poole in Dorset,
her parents are English and her parents' parents are English. So why is her sense of
identity more linked to the sea than the land?
Made in England 3.5 - by Patrick Wright - Patrick Wright writes: "When I lived in East London
in the early 1990s, there was one street above all that seemed beyond hope of improvement
or recovery." Which one?
Made in England 4.5 - by Various Authors -
Made in England 5.5 - by Beryl Bainbridge - Beryl Bainbridge tells us about her place - Liverpool.
She says about the architecture: "All were built in a previous century and gave a framework to my life."
Mind of Mr JG Reeder 1.4 by Edgar Wallace - The Poetical Policeman
Mind of Mr JG Reeder 2.4- The Troupe
Mind of Mr JG Reeder 3.4- The Green Mamba
Mind of Mr JG Reeder 4.4- The Strange Case
******The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder is a short story compilation by the British
crime writer Edgar Wallace published in 1925. The story has been adapted
on film, television and radio.
The stories are about Mr. Reeder, a police officer, who works for the
Public Prosecutor's office and has "the mind of a criminal".
Scottish Shorts - Pillars of the Community
Scottish Shorts - The Astronaut
Scottish Shorts - The Intelligence of Hearts
******In The Astronaut by Jason Donald, a jobseeker is distracted from his mission by an old woman in distress,
in a comic story about success, self-belief and the healing power of white lies.
The Intelligence Of Hearts by Cynthia Rogerson is a touching portrayal of the peculiar solitude experienced in a crowd.
Love and loneliness are on the mind of a gallery attendant as he watches the world go by.
In Pillars Of The Community by Anneliese Mackintosh, three flatmates endure the dinner party from hell, hosted by
neighbours who may be gun-wielding maniacs as well as committed minimalists. This is a story about the lengths
to which students will go for a free meal.
Stories for Another Day 1.5 - Three Dogs
Stories for Another Day 2.5 - When Ruppert Met Tony
Stories for Another Day 3.5 - Jungle Games
Stories for Another Day 4.5 - Eddie Rosner Story
Stories for Another Day 5.5 - Gregor's Foot
Supernaturally Yours - The Cyprian Cat by Dorothy L Sayers
Tales From the Backbench S1e1 by Peter Tinniswood - The General Thingermejig
Tales From the Backbench S1e2 - Naming Things
Tales From the Backbench S1e3 - The 1929 Committee
Tales From the Backbench S1e4 - The Great Snitcher
Tales From the Backbench S2e1 - The Campaign
Tales From the Backbench S2e2 - How Long, How Long
Tales From the Backbench S2e3 - Dalliances
Tales From the Backbench S2e4 - Time to Confess
Tales from the Tower 1.4 Stars David Holt - Penne Arabiata, No Chips
Tales from the Tower 2.4 - The Last Waltz
Tales from the Tower 3.4 - Complete With Wipeable Cover
Tales from the Tower 4.4 - One Good Turn
******Stories from in and around Blackpool Tower
The Big Chill 1.5 - Conning Mrs Vinterberg - Mr Roper arrives in Copenhagen by night to buy a
Qing dynasty vase from a certain Mrs Vinterberg. To his cost, he finds that she collects rather more than antiques.
By Heidi Amsinck, read by Tim McInnerny.
The Big Chill 2.5 - Blood in Stone - John Smith sets off through the woods at night in search of the
haunted house he grew up in, equipped with matches and cans of petrol.
By Frances Fyfield, read by Nicholas Gleaves.
The Big Chill 3.5 - The Sofa - When Nathan inherits an old Chesterfield sofa from his mother,
his first thought is to throw it out. But his friend points out that 'you can't discard your history - however grim'.
By Salley Vickers, read by Paul Rhys.
The Big Chill 4.5 - This is How - When Patrick Oxtoby is sent down for murder, one of the first things he learns
in prison is that you don't get to choose your cell-mate.
By MJ Hyland, read by Paul Brennen.
The Big Chill 5.5 - The Lost Child - A couple hear a baby crying on their child monitor. Unfortunately, it's not their baby.
A cry for help or a call from beyond the grave? Inspector Devlin investigates.
By Brian McGilloway, read by Lloyd Hutchinson.
The Ice Dragon
The Inexperienced Ghost by H.G. Wells
The Sensitive - A Possession
******Alastair Jessiman's drama about Thomas Soutar, a Glasgow psychic who uses his 'gifts' to aid police
investigations. When Soutar agrees to help in the search for a music student who disappeared the previous
year, he becomes obsessed by the girl in ways he had not expected. Robin Laing and Anita Vitesse star
The Tomb by H P Lovecraft
******spine-tingling tale of delicious terror by the unquestioned master of the horror genre
The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes - 1 Fin De Siecle
The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes - 2 Goodbye My Love
The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes - 3 Good Evening Mrs Craven
The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes - 4 It's the Reaction
******For fifty years, Mollie Panter-Downes' name was associated with
The New Yorker. She wrote a regular column ("Letter from London"),
book reviews, and over thirty short stories about English domestic
life during World War Two.
This is Pulp Fiction 1.5 - Divide and Conquer
This is Pulp Fiction 2.5 - The Getaway
This is Pulp Fiction 3.5 - Black
This is Pulp Fiction 4.5 - Forever After
This is Pulp Fiction 5.5 - A Real Nice Guy
******Readings of stories from the classic era of crime fiction
Thrilling Stories of the Railway 1.5 - The Affair of the German Dispatch Box
Thrilling Stories of the Railway 2.5 - Sir Gilbert Murrell's Picture
Thrilling Stories of the Railway 3.5 - The Affair of the Corridor Express
Thrilling Stories of the Railway 4.5 - The Stolen Necklace
Thrilling Stories of the Railway 5.5 - The Affair of the Birmingham Bank
******Detective stories written by Victor Whitechurch
Too Many Crooks by Donald E Westlake
Weird Tales 1.4 - Out of the Depths By Melissa Murray - Martha tries to help her sister Grace break a cycle of
Weird Tales 2.4 - The Loop by Chris Harrald - A young archaeologist investigates some remains and discovers that
some mysteries are better left undisturbed.
Weird Tales 3.4 - Bleeder by Ed Hime - Trainee surgeon Andy is left with a recurring nightmare after being involved
in a car crash which killed his friend.
Weird Tales 4.4 - The Fly - Lonely computer programmer Alan knows everything there is to know about flies.
Then, online, he meets Amber, who is an expert on spiders.
Whispers in the Walls - Aqua Blue
Whispers in the Walls - The darkest Hour
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