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Hardback
288 pages

Author

Chris Priestley
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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Publication date

5th October 2009

ISBN

9781408800140

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Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth by Chris Priestley



Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth

Chris Priestley
Part of the 'Tales of Terror' Series


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A spine chilling collection of short stories each of  which will horrify but also delight readers with its creepy characters and unexpected occurrences. Robert starts back to school on the train alone but, when the train stops right in the mouth of a tunnel, a companion joins him. The strange woman in white has stories to tell Robert and they are not for the faint hearted. The black-and-white illustrations match perfectly and bring to life the gothic creepiness at the heart of each.

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Synopsis

Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth by Chris Priestley

A boy is put on a train by his stepmother to make his first journey on his own. But soon that journey turns out to be more of a challenge than anyone could have imagined as the train stalls at the mouth of a tunnel and a mysterious woman in white helps the boy while away the hours by telling him stories - stories with a difference.



Reviews

Praise for 'Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth': 'Inventive, deadpan, sardonic and cruel, [Tales of Terror] From the Tunnel's Mouth is a creepy autumnal treat
James Lovegrove, Financial Times
'The stories are spine-chilling thrillers ... a wonderfully nightmarish journey of the imagination - old-fashioned storytelling at its best'
Daily Mail
'A spine chilling collection of short stories each of which will horrify but also delight readers with its creepy characters and unexpected occurrences ... the black-and-white illustrations match perfectly and bring to life the gothic creepiness at the heart of each'
Julia Eccleshare, www
.lovereading4kids.co.uk 'It's a classic in the making
Nicola Smyth, The Independent on Sunday


About The Author


Chris Priestley

Chris Priestley has been a cartoonist and illustrator for many years, working mainly for magazines and newspapers.  He currently has a weekly strip cartoon called 'Payne's Grey' in the New Statesman.

Ever since he was a teenager Chris has loved unsettling and creepy stories, with fond memories of buying comics like 'Strange Tales' and 'House of Mystery', watching classic BBC TV adaptations of M R James ghost stories every Christmas and reading assorted weirdness by everyone from Edgar Allen Poe to Ray Bradbury.  He hopes Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror will haunt his readers in the way those writers have haunted him.

This brilliantly received series of ghost stories, Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror, Tales of Terror from the Black Ship and Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth, were reissued by Bloomsbury in March 2011 including a brand new story. 

Meanwhile The Dead of Winter, published by Bloomsbury in October 2010 and in paperback in October 2011, is a nail-biting story of hauntings and terror, nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2012.

Mister Creecher, published by Bloomsbury in October 2011 and in paperback in March 2012, is a gripping gothic novel about friendship, trust and betrayal.

 

Author photo © Judith Weik

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