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Through the Night: Tales of Shades and Shadows
Mrs G. Linnaeus Banks

First published in 1882, Through the Night: Tales of Shades and Shadows contains fourteen traditional Victorian supernatural stories. There are tales of vengeful ghosts, wraiths, premonitions, voodoo, curses, folklore and fairies. Isabella Banks, best remembered for her novel The Manchester Man, was known for her historical accuracy and meticulous attention to detail, and the appendix from the first edition, which outlines the historical background for the stories, is included in this current edition. Also included in this edition is an introductory essay by Gina R. Collia, 'Mrs G. Linnaeus Banks: The Lancashire Antiquarian'.

Published: 28 August 2023. 
ISBN-13: 978-1-7393921-3-0.  
Hardback with dust jacket, 22.86
mm x 15.24cm (6" x 9")464 pages. 
Price: £27.00
Contents:
Mrs G. Linnæus Banks: The Lancashire Antiquarian • A World Between  The Pride of the Corbyns  Wraith-Haunted  The Piper’s Ghost  St. Cuthbert’s Cup  The Fairies’ Cradle  My Will  Judgment Deferred  A Dour Weird • The White Woman of Slaith  Larry’s Apprenticeship  The Fate of the Fosbrookes • A New Leaf • The Plainbury Mystery • Appendix.

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'He had beheld the shadowy form of the dead and buried woman, but tall as a ship’s mast, glide over the sands, shake a threatening hand at the village, and touch the stern and sails of every foredoomed boat.' - 'The White Woman of Slaith'
'Behind her sister’s chair, with her warm shawl pulled awry, her plain black satin bonnet crushed, its white lining and primly-quilled cap speckled with blood, stood her grandmother with pale face and finger up, as if she said, “Beware!” ' - 'A New Leaf'
'The face of the judge purpled, foam issued from his mouth and flecked his scarlet robes, and from his black and gaping lips came a sound more like a bark than aught human.' - 'Judgment Deferred'

'Mrs. Banks has great power of framing characters that are at once interesting and true to nature.’ - Sunday Times, 1865.
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