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The Unsettled Dust

Robert Aickman

The Unsettled Dust by Robert Aickman – the supreme master of the supernatural – gathers some of the most affecting stories you’re ever likely to come across from Aickman’s previous volumes The Wine-Dark Sea and Sub Rosa.

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571311736
Date Published
04.09.2014
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Summary

‘Reading Robert Aickman is like watching a magician work, and very often I’m not even sure what the trick was. All I know is that he did it beautifully.’ Neil Gaiman

For fans of the BBC’s Inside Number 9 and The League of Gentlemen

Aickman’s ‘strange stories’ (his preferred term) are constructed immaculately, the neuroses of his characters painted in subtle shades. He builds dread by the steady accrual of realistic detail, until the reader realises that the protagonist is heading towards their doom as if in a dream.


The Unsettled Dust
was first published as a collection in 1990. Aickman received the British Fantasy Award for ‘The Stains’.

‘We are all potential victims of the powers Aickman so skilfully conjures and commands.’ Robert Bloch

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Robert Fordyce Aickman was born in 1914 in London. He was married to Edith Ray Gregorson from 1941 to 1957. In 1946 the couple, along with Tom and Angela Rolt, set up the Inland Waterways Association to preserve the canals of Britain. It was in 1951 that Aickman, in collaboration with Elizabeth Jane Howard, published his first ghost stories in…

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