The Call and Other Stories #2020

The Call and Other Stories By Robert Westall The Call and Other Stories Six tales set in England in which people engaged in ordinary pursuits attract the attention of supernatural forces
  • Title: The Call and Other Stories
  • Author: Robert Westall
  • ISBN: 9780670824847
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Call and Other Stories By Robert Westall Six tales, set in England, in which people engaged in ordinary pursuits attract the attention of supernatural forces.
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    1. Robert Westall

      Librarian Note There is than one author by this name in the database.Robert Westall was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England in 1929.His first published book The Machine Gunners 1975 which won him the Carnegie Medal is set in World War Two when a group of children living on Tyneside retrieve a machine gun from a crashed German aircraft He won the Carnegie Medal again in 1981 for The Scarecrows, the first writer to win it twice He won the Smarties Prize in 1989 for Blitzcat and the Guardian Award in 1990 for The Kingdom by the Sea Robert Westall s books have been published in 21 different countries and in 18 different languages, including Braille.From robertwestall

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    1. A brief collection of six longish supernatural stories by Robert Westall The stories in The Call vary pretty heavily in tone from the very light Uncle Otto at Denswick Park to the very heavy title story , subject matter, and degree of supernatural involvement All of them are solid, though, and the first story, Woman and Home is a great example of Westall s keen eye for the supernatural I also quite enjoyed The Badger, in which a man is haunted by a giant undead badger Or is he


    2. Another fine collection of weird tales from Westall, who remains sadly neglected by pundits, a victim of publishers marketing tactics he is apparently doomed forever by his YA categorization and the unfashionableness of the traditional ghost story Had he lived sixty years earlier, he would today be respected as an excellent second tier writer of supernatural fiction, not in the Blackwood class but surely ranked above, say, E.H Benson.These stories are a pleasingly varied lot Woman and Home is ee [...]


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