Tales for Twilight

200 Years of Scottish Ghost Stories



Dive into “Tales for Twilight”, a chilling anthology spanning 200 years of Scottish ghost stories. From James Hogg’s eerie 18th-century tales to modern masterpieces by James Robertson, explore Scotland’s rich supernatural tradition. Featuring legends like Stevenson, Conan Doyle, and Rankin, it’s a haunting journey through Scotland’s shadowy lore.

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Number of pages: 308

Published: 05 October 2023

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Tales for Twilight: Two Centuries of Scottish Ghost Stories

From shadowy highland mists to the dimly lit corners of modern Edinburgh, Scotland has long been a fertile ground for tales of the supernatural. “Tales for Twilight” invites you to embark on a chilling journey through two centuries of Scottish ghost stories.

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Whispers in the wind, footsteps in an empty hallway, an eerie presence felt on a foggy moor—Scotland’s rich tapestry of history and folklore has always been intertwined with tales of the supernatural. In “Tales for Twilight”, the reader is guided through a haunting voyage that spans over 200 years, presenting a curated collection of Scotland’s most chilling ghost stories.

Featuring classics by literary legends like Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this anthology showcases the mastery with which Scottish authors have crafted spine-tingling narratives. The ethereal ambiance of Scotland, steeped in tradition and mystery, serves as the perfect backdrop to these tales.

James Hogg’s early eighteenth-century stories set the tone, weaving folklore with fiction in a manner that’s both unsettling and captivating. As we traverse through time, the tales evolve, culminating with contemporary works from authors such as the prolific James Robertson, proving the undying allure of the Scottish ghost story.

The anthology pays homage to the Victorian and Edwardian eras, recognized as the golden age of the ghost story, but also celebrates the evolution of this literary form, highlighting modern tales that are just as chilling. Renowned authors such as George Mackay Brown, Muriel Spark, Margaret Oliphant, Guy Boothby, Algernon Blackwood, Eileen Bigland, Ronald Duncan, James Robertson, and Ian Rankin breathe life—and afterlife—into their characters, creating worlds where the line between the living and the dead is tantalizingly blurred.

Perhaps it’s the age-old Scottish tradition of oral storytelling, replete with supernatural poems and ballads, that has instilled in these writers an unmatched prowess for crafting tales of the beyond. Dive into “Tales for Twilight” and let Scotland’s finest authors send shivers down your spine, one tale at a time. Perfect for those long nights when the line between reality and phantasm seems all too thin.

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Dimensions 19.8 × 13 cm