Antique Dust: Ghost Stories



❴KINDLE❵ ❀ Antique Dust: Ghost Stories Author Robert Westall – E17streets4all.co.uk This ghost story tells about a one time bomber pilot who is now an antique dealer and keeps getting involved with ghosts While this is his first book for adults, he has been writing ghost stories for This ghost story tells about a one time bomber pilot who is now an antique dealer and keeps getting involved with ghosts While this is his first book for adults, he has been writing ghost stories for young adult readers such as The Machine Gunners.Antique Dust: Ghost Stories

Librarian Note There isthan one author by this name in the Goodreads databaseRobert Westall was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England in His first published book The Machine Gunners 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 for The Scarecrows, the first writer to win it twice He won the Smarties Prize in Antique Dust: ePUB Æ for Blitzcat and the Guardian Award in for The Kingdom by the Sea Robert Westall s books have been published in different countries and in different languages, including BrailleFrom.

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  • Hardcover
  • 214 pages
  • Antique Dust: Ghost Stories
  • Robert Westall
  • English
  • 22 June 2019
  • 0670812013

10 thoughts on “Antique Dust: Ghost Stories

  1. says:

    See this and the rest of the crap I write my blog Bark s Book Nonsense I ve always believed that old things are haunted but I never realized that the quiet little world of antique buying and selling was so cut throat I listened to this collection of eerie stories on unabridged audio They re all stories about antique dealer Geoff Ashton, except for one or two that are stories told to him or are about a close relative My copy was narrated by R.C Bray whose voice is wizened and quite perfect See this and the rest of the crap I write my blog Bark s Book Nonsense I ve always believed that old things are haunted but I never realized that the quiet little world of antique buying and selling was so cut throat I listened to this collection of eerie stories on unabridged audio They re all stories about antique dealer Geoff Ashton, except for one or two that are stories told to him or are about a close relative My copy was narrated by R.C Bray whose voice is wizened and quite perfect for this book about old stuff The Devil and Clocky WatsonThis first story introduces us to Geoff He s an honest dealer just trying to make a living but others, namely a shifty character named Clocky Watson, cheat the system Geoff attempts to get back at Clocky in what he thinks is the most fitting of ways but things go awry This tale, like all the stories that follow, is eerie and dripping with creepy atmosphere 4.5 StarsThe DollGeoff realizes that old dolls and buys a large collection of them from a boozy widow for a song but trouble soon follows Creepy dolls will always be creepy and this story is no exception There were two points here where frighteningly loud music was piped in and it nearly made me pee my pants and overrode the narration Beware This one was probably my favorite 5 StarsThe Last Day of Miss Dorinda MolyneauxThis story was about a creepy old church, desecrated graves, unnerving goings on and Miss Dorinda Molyneaux The DumbledoreThis one simply wasn t meant for me and itthan likely comes down to a matter of taste and my lack of it The Dumbledore was a watering hole for men during war times It s about secrets, war heroes and a young boy named Little Tex 3 StarsThe Woolworth SpectaclesThis one features Geoff s cousin and was muchmy speed Shy Maude s always been told that men don t make passes at girls who wear glasses But then she finds a pair of spectacles at Woolworth s that s an old department store for you youngin s left behind by an old woman and puts them on her face And she can see the world in wondrous detail Initially she s pretty thrilled but then people start looking at her differently Crude work men leer at her and she is unsettled Soon, though, she finds her power over men a little intoxicating and begins to use it even to her advantage even though she knows deep down that this is very unlike her She revels in it anyway and it leads to disaster I liked this story quite a bit and found Maude s personality change both organic and frightening 5 StarsPortland BillGeoff is on vacation with his wife, who has meandered off to do things without him Before long, he finds a beautiful and distraught woman who begs for help Her son has gone missing and Geoff being the dirty, old, and let s not forget MARRIED perv that he is, has lustful thoughts about her even though she s frantic to find her son My bowels moved with lust for her Oh Geoff, you sexy beast, however did you convince a woman to marry you Despite his pervy thoughts, he s not so bad a guy and decides to help her out When the townsfolk and police brush him off Geoff starts to have ominous feelings about the situation.Haunting and, like all the rest, beautifully atmospheric 4 StarsThe Ugly HouseI listened to this one twice because when I sat down to write this up, I couldn t remember a thing about it and figured I had sleep walked through it Now after the 2nd listen and writing all of the above, I still can t remember much about it besides the fact that there was a building inspector and an ugly house that Would Not Be Demolished and damned if I can remember anything else about it Guess it wasn t meant for me 3 StarsI d easily recommend this collection to anyone looking for slower paced, old style horror that crawls under your skin and creeps you out HA pages read threadAudiobook 2 Audiobook ChallengeHorror Book 1 2017 Horror Challenge TBR Book 3 HA TBR Challenge

  2. says:

    4.5 stars This is one fantastic short story collection Dedicated to M.R James, these stories do have a James ian feel to them that I loved.As in James collection Ghost Stories of an Antiquary , these stories have a connecting thread Instead of finding lost manuscripts and that type of thing, in this book the connecting thread is one Geoff Ashden, a combat veteran and an antique dealer He is sometimes featured in the tales and sometimes just relating them I found Mr Westall s writing ski 4.5 stars This is one fantastic short story collection Dedicated to M.R James, these stories do have a James ian feel to them that I loved.As in James collection Ghost Stories of an Antiquary , these stories have a connecting thread Instead of finding lost manuscripts and that type of thing, in this book the connecting thread is one Geoff Ashden, a combat veteran and an antique dealer He is sometimes featured in the tales and sometimes just relating them I found Mr Westall s writing skills to be accessible while still beautiful I also loved his observations throughout, which all rang true for me For instance this quote In madness, there are no rules or you might say the mad make up their rules as they go along and they never bear any resemblance to your rules Or this little tidbit which rings true for this cat owner Mirabelle is my cat, or rather the cat that drifted in and took me over And lastly from the final story as Mr Ashden ages, this bittersweet line But odd things still happen to people, even though they no longer seem to happen to Geoff Ashden This collection of 7 stories was excellent Without being pretentious, this collection packs in the scares and goosebumps along with literary, but simple, language The stories are diverse and one is not really even a supernatural story, but that didn t matter to me, because I enjoyed all of the tales SO much I think my favorite story had to be The Doll Who doesn t love horror stories that feature dolls This edition has a wonderful introduction by Orrin Grey, which relates some background information about Robert Westall I found the intro to be an interesting enhancement to this outstanding collection My highest recommendation to short story fans, and most especially to fans of M.R James I received this copy free from Valancourt Books in exchange for an honest review This is it

  3. says:

    4.5 starsANTIQUE DUST Ghost Stories, by Robert Westall is a collection of short stories similar in style to the writings of M.R James Geoff Ashden, an antique dealer is the central character in this theme of stories relating to either he, his antique dealings, or as he ages people who know and tell their tales to himodd things still happen to people, even though they no longer seem to happen to Geoff AshdenWhether it be a cursed item or a haunted local, Westwall weaves these sto 4.5 starsANTIQUE DUST Ghost Stories, by Robert Westall is a collection of short stories similar in style to the writings of M.R James Geoff Ashden, an antique dealer is the central character in this theme of stories relating to either he, his antique dealings, or as he ages people who know and tell their tales to himodd things still happen to people, even though they no longer seem to happen to Geoff AshdenWhether it be a cursed item or a haunted local, Westwall weaves these stories of gothic style horror that subtly draw the reader into their webs The buildings, mannerisms of the characters, and even the dreary weather brought into tales, all blend together into these riveting, unsettling occurrences.A special thank you to Valancourt books for bringing these forgotten stories back into the light.Highly recommended for those who enjoy old fashioned ghost stories

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  5. says:

    there was only 1 story in this book I didn t like, the rest were good my favorite 2 were the last day of miss dorinda molyneaux and the ugly house.

  6. says:

    Antique Dust by Robert Westall 1929 1993 , first published by Viking in 1989, has just been republished by Valancourt Books as a paperback It contains seven stories The Devil and Clocky Watson , The Doll , The Last Day of Miss Dorinda Molyneaux , The Dumbledore , The Woolworth Spectacles , Portland Bill , and The Ugly House.Robert Westall is best known as a writer of books for children and young adults he was awarded the Carnegie Medal twice, for The Machine Gunners and The Scarecrow Antique Dust by Robert Westall 1929 1993 , first published by Viking in 1989, has just been republished by Valancourt Books as a paperback It contains seven stories The Devil and Clocky Watson , The Doll , The Last Day of Miss Dorinda Molyneaux , The Dumbledore , The Woolworth Spectacles , Portland Bill , and The Ugly House.Robert Westall is best known as a writer of books for children and young adults he was awarded the Carnegie Medal twice, for The Machine Gunners and The Scarecrows, and won the Dracula Society s Children of the Night Award for his book The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral The current volume, Antique Dust, is Westall s only collection of supernatural stories written specifically for an adult audience.The narrator of each story is Geoff Ashden, an antique dealer whose stomping ground is the market town of Muncaster Westall s tales truly do capture the atmosphere of the antiques trade, with its unusual characters, some of whom can be decidedly less than honest In an environment where so many old objects are passng from one pair of hands to another, picking up who knows what along the way, the possibilities for hauntings seem limitless Dealers are undertakers of a sort When a man dies, the undertaker comes for the body, and quite often the dealer comes for the rest I deal in dead men s clocks, pipes, swords and velvet breeches And passing through my hands, they give off joy and loneliness, fear and optimism I have knownevil in a set of false teeth than in any so called haunted house in England In The Devil and Clocky Watson , Clocky Watson isn t a very nice man he s not a very honest one either He used to hang around the antique sales after the War, tampering with the Viennese clocks so he could get them for next to nothing Then he set up in old Joe Gorman s shop, which collapsed and burnt to ashes one night Gorman died from the shock Ashden s always known that Clocky s a bad lot, and he wants to bring him down And the means to that end comes in the form of a haunted eighteenth century ebony and ormolu bracket clock.Click here to read the rest of the review

  7. says:

    Read this one for a second time though apparently the first was back before I used Goodreads because I m writing the introduction for the forthcoming reissue from Valancourt Books Westall is a favorite of mine, so may this be the first of many of his books coming back into print

  8. says:

    4 stars I really liked it Trigger warnings for both sexual and animal violence though not graphic.This is a collection of 7 short stories, loosely tied together by the narrator, an antiques dealer Though the narrator isn t really likable he s a cheat both in his marriage and in his business , he has a lot of interesting stories to tell mostly ghost stories , and this reads like an intimate conversation, perhaps telling stories in a pub or near a roaring fire The Devil and Clocky Watson 4 stars I really liked it Trigger warnings for both sexual and animal violence though not graphic.This is a collection of 7 short stories, loosely tied together by the narrator, an antiques dealer Though the narrator isn t really likable he s a cheat both in his marriage and in his business , he has a lot of interesting stories to tell mostly ghost stories , and this reads like an intimate conversation, perhaps telling stories in a pub or near a roaring fire The Devil and Clocky Watson was perhaps my favorite story, about an obscene clock and the ghost haunting it The Doll spooked me a little, with its animated dolls The Dumbledore was probably my least favorite of the stories, since it lacked anything supernatural And Portland Bill is a classic English ghost story.Recommended for horror readers especially those who enjoy classic stories

  9. says:

    In my efforts to read the few Robert Westall stories on my to be read list, I ordered this collection through Inter Library Loan, specifically to read The Dumbledore As I had just read The Last Day of Miss Dorinda Molyneux in my own copy of Best New Horror 1, and it appears here, I ll repurpose the review The Last Day of Miss Dorinda Molyneux a school outing to an ancient church leads to the release of something old and unwholesome from a crypt, a tattered something which leaves insul In my efforts to read the few Robert Westall stories on my to be read list, I ordered this collection through Inter Library Loan, specifically to read The Dumbledore As I had just read The Last Day of Miss Dorinda Molyneux in my own copy of Best New Horror 1, and it appears here, I ll repurpose the review The Last Day of Miss Dorinda Molyneux a school outing to an ancient church leads to the release of something old and unwholesome from a crypt, a tattered something which leaves insulting graffiti scrawled on the various tombs in it s own dead tissue and which menaces the children Another solidly told Westall piece love the double cross title with a creepy, sinister threat and his usual adroit handling of children characters.As it turns out, all these stories are about the antiques dealer character featured in The Last Day and The Dumbledore actually occurs next after that one The Dumbledore has the antiques dealer travel to the old town where he was once stationed in his youth as part of the RAF in WWII, and specifically to the old bar he frequented the name of which derives us the title which, surprisingly, is still extant this is taking place in the mid 1960s but from which he receives a rather surprising rebuff Tracking down an old townmate, he is filled in on the backstory of the Bar, it s current owner, her illegitimate child, and the legend of an American hero flier they all knew It s an interesting story only really a ghost story in the metaphorical sense, as the characters are haunted by their own pasts, the War, and memories of love Not a horror story in any way, though

  10. says:

    While M.R James hold court as the ultimate in inducing a pleasant terror , at times his stories appear too stuffy for the present It seems as if we need stories written with such delicious erudition but also with some edge Edge, that shows signs of loneliness, loss, love, lust, and blood.Welcome to Antique Dust This modest collection, presently enjoying its second life as a Valancourt title, is one of the creepiest, nastiest, and finest collections that I have read.The present edition, en While M.R James hold court as the ultimate in inducing a pleasant terror , at times his stories appear too stuffy for the present It seems as if we need stories written with such delicious erudition but also with some edge Edge, that shows signs of loneliness, loss, love, lust, and blood.Welcome to Antique Dust This modest collection, presently enjoying its second life as a Valancourt title, is one of the creepiest, nastiest, and finest collections that I have read.The present edition, enriched by Orrin Grey s neat introduction, contains the following stories 1 The Devil and Clocky Watson2 The Doll3 The Last Day of Miss Dorinda Molyneaux4 The Dumbledore This one, despite being a non supernatural story, gave me shivers with its sense of haunting and desolation 5 The Woolworth Spectacles6 Portland Bill7 The Ugly HouseWe all know, old things and old places can be terrifying This collection, with the ideal mixture of British wit, charm, love of macabre, and a throbbing tone of sex, is lightyears away from the world of James But, in its own way, it deserves to be recognised as a terrific collection.Highly Recommended

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