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The author of the book: A.N. Donaldson
Edition: Endeavour Press
Date of issue: April 12th 2013
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'What is read cannot be unread.'
An exhausted nation is recovering from one Great War...and girding itself for the next one.
MR James, Britain's greatest writer of ghost stories, is summoned by the Warden of Old College to examine an ancient stone mirror.
But he soon finds himself drawn into a dark maze of secrets, including one from his own guilty past.
At a time when established orthodoxies are being challenged by the new science, Warden Woodward of Old College acquired the same mirror. He soon suspects conspiracy and witchcraft in a city besieged by plague.
Assailed by devastating visitors, caught between fears of an ancient curse and the World Wars of the future, two men from different centuries are forced to delve into a dreadful secret and confront their own demons.
But is self-reflection the most dangerous thing of all?
And are there some books that can kill?
'Prospero's Mirror' is a brilliantly imaginative novel that brings MR James, the master of the horror story, vividly to life in a story as dark and gripping as any of his own creations. It includes free stories by MR James and Edgar Allen Poe.
'Necromancy, witchcraft and gruesome goings on among the dreaming spires. This historically based, well researched and beautifully written blood chiller will have you looking over your shoulder for nameless horrors.' - Stella Rimington, former Director-General of MI5, and best-selling author of 'The Geneva Trap'.
“Alasdair Donaldson has written a splendidly spooky first novel, vividly
combining the horrors of plague-ridden 17th century Oxford with mysterious
goings on in the wintry city in the inter-war years.” - Frances Cairncross, Principal of Exeter College, Oxford.
About the Author
A. N. Donaldson studied Philosophy and Economics at New College, Oxford, before working as a barrister in Lincoln's Inn and the City of London. Visit his website at www.andonaldson.co.uk
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Read information about the authorA. N. Donaldson studied Philosophy and Economics at New College, Oxford, before working as a barrister in Lincoln's Inn and the City of London. He has travelled widely in over 60 countries. He is the author of literary horror novels 'Prospero's Mirror' and 'Death Sentence', as well as humorous travel books (written under the pseudonym Patrick Byron).
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