Mr Corbett's Ghost by Leon Garfield


Mr Corbett's Ghost by Leon Garfield

Mr Corbett is a cruel employer and his young apprentice Benjamin can't help but wish he were dead. So when a strange old man offers to make this wish come true, Benjamin finds it impossible to refuse. Sure enough, Mr Corbett meets an untimely death, but the tables turn on the terrified apprentice who finds himself cursed with the ghost of the man he hated most in the world...A brilliant collection of three short stories from a master story-teller, who will keep you turning the pages until the very end.


The tension is as forceful as any high-tech thriller Philip Pullman

About the Author

Leon Garfield

Leon Garfield was born in Brighton in 1921. His brief art studies were interrupted by the outbreak of World War II, when he joined the army. After the war he worked as a hospital laboratory technician until in the 1960s his literary success enabled him to devote himself completely to writing. He lived with his wife, the children's writer, Vivien Alcock, in Highgate, North London, which has featured in many of his novels.

He was working on a four-hour dramatisation of The Odyssey for BBC Radio when he died on 2nd June 1996.

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192 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

31st August 2013



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