Monday, January 30, 2012
I've been familiar with the works of LTC Rolt for some time, ever since I worked for British Waterways, and knew I'd enjoy it. They're short tales, all with some sort of travel theme, because Rolt was a transport historian. And as the title suggests, they're ghost stories.
So far none of them have been terribly scary - but they are of a sort that doesn't often get written these days. They feature isolated, creepy inns and foggy nights; grotesque figures looming from the dark; mysterious smells and lights through the trees beside a road. It's an entertaining book with a flavour of an earlier age.
Thoroughly enjoyable - but I'm still sleeping well.