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Warning Whispers During the first four decades of this century Alfred McLelland Burrage 1889–1956 was one of the most prolific British writers of short popular fiction There was scarcely a mainstream weekly fortnightly or monthly whose Contents page did not at one time or another feature his nameHis speciality was the light hearted love story but his fame today rests on his tales of the supernatural His talents in this direction were recognised by both Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and MR JamesWhen the original edition of Warning Whispers was published by Euation in 1988 it represented the first collection of entirely 'new' Burrage stories since Someone In The Room appeared in 1931 The seventeen stories in the volume had lain undiscovered since their original magazine appearances between 1915 and 1930 and were unearthed by Jack Adrian who has now found a further eight previously unknown Burrage stories which have been included in this volumeFrom the gentle comedy of 'The Imperturbable Tucker' to the terror of 'The Acuittal' and 'The Witch of Oxshott'; from the romance of 'Fellow Travellers' and 'The Garden of Fancy' to the sinister 'The Little Blue Flames' and 'Warning Whispers' these stories provide further proof of AM Burrage's mastery of the ghost story in all its forms and show why he remains one of the most popular writers of supernatural fiction of this centuryContents Introduction by Jack Adrian; 'The Acuittal'; 'The Frontier of Dreams'; 'Warning Whispers'; 'Crookback'; 'For the Local Rag'; 'The Wind in the Attic'; 'The Little Blue Flames'; 'In the Courtyard'; 'The Recurring Tragedy'; 'The Case of Thissler and Baxter'; 'The Green Bungalow'; 'The Attic'; 'The Witch of Oxshott'; 'Fellow Travellers'; 'The Ticking of the Clock'; 'The Imperturbable Tucker'; 'The Boy With Red Hair'; 'The Garden of Fancy'; 'The Mystery of the Sealed Garret'; 'At the Toy Menders'; 'The Kiss of Hesper'; 'For One Night Only'; 'Father of the Man'; 'The Fourth Wall'; 'I'm Sure It Was No 31'Jacket Art is by Douglas Walters

  • Hardcover
  • 230 pages
  • Warning Whispers
  • Alfred McClelland Burrage
  • 08 October 2015
  • 9781899562848

About the Author: Alfred McClelland Burrage

Alfred McLelland Burrage 1889 1956 was a British writer He was noted in his time as an author of fiction for boys which he published under the pseudonym Frank Lelland including a popular series called Tufty Burrage is now remembered mainly for his horror fiction

3 thoughts on “Warning Whispers

  1. Williwaw Williwaw says:

    When I was a young boy I read a story by Burrage called The Waxwork which I found in an Alfred Hitchcock anthology for kids It terrified me and the terror was compounded by a blood curdling illustration by Fred Banbury The Waxwork is about a journalist who takes on a challenge to spend the night in a wax museum that contains an effigy of a notorious murderer whose implement of choice was a barber's razor I have never sought out a collection exclusively by Burrage before now but I got a pretty good deal on this one I have read the first few stories including the title story and I am uite impressed by the high uality of the writing Little wonder that Burrage was one of the most commercially successful short story writers ever I'm looking forward to reading of these soon

  2. Mairi Mairi says:

    A fabulous collection of ghost stories some better than others of course Very enjoyable

  3. Riju Ganguly Riju Ganguly says:

    A solid collection of stories written by the super prolific and yet ever dependable AM Burrage There are stories here which may be considered sweet mellow and there are darker stuff as well that can cause make one properly uneasy Recommended

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