Post by cauldronbrewer on Oct 27, 2012 16:00:13 GMT
Jean Richardson (ed.) - Cold Feet: Stories to Chill You! (Lightning, 1985)
Robert Westall - The Boys' Toilets Joan Aiken - Wing Quack Flap Antonia Barber - My Mother's Story Philip Pullman - Video Nasty Pamela Oldfield - Dolling Halt Alison Prince - Nathan's True Self Jean Richardson - Not At Home Berlie Doherty - Ghost Galleon
A solid group of stories here. Westall's excellent tale can also be found in an anthology that he edited, Ghost Stories, as can Richardson's own contribution.
The highlight for me was Prince's entry, a mini-epic involving two young hoodlums, a school production of Macbeth, and a mother-and-daughter team who play the "glass game" (better known in these parts as a Ouija Board). It has an impressively gory conclusion. Also noteworthy is Pullman's story, the only ghost story involving a snuff film that I've read in a young adult anthology (or maybe anywhere else, as far as I can remember).