Before she became a world-famous children's author E. Nesbit wrote for adults. She penned a great many ghost and horror stories, of which the very best are gathered here.
A groom promises to be at the church on time, even if he has to come back from the grave to do it.
A man inherits a property where he discovers a portrait of a woman that will change his life forever.
Two newlyweds find their dream country cottage, unaware of an ancient curse from the previous owners.
A gripping, unsettling and utterly chilling collection of short stories from one of Britain's best loved storytellers.
“Darkness teems at the corners of these stories”
from the introduction