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Grin of the Dark

Ramsey Campbell



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01 July 2008
Horror & ghost stories; Crime ; British Fantasy Award
Once upon a time Tubby Thackeray?s silent comedies were hailed as the equal of Chaplin?s and Keaton?s, but now his name has been deleted from the history of the cinema. Some of his music-hall performances before he went to Hollywood were riotously controversial, and his last film was never released - but why have his entire career and all his films vanished from the record?

Simon Lester is a film critic thrown out of a job by a lawsuit against the magazine he helped to found. When he?s commissioned to write a book about Thackeray and restore the comedian?s reputation, it seems as if his own career is saved. His research takes him from Los Angeles to Amsterdam, from dusty archives to a hardcore movie studio. But his research leads to something far older than the cinema, something that has taken a new and even more dangerous shape...
By:   Ramsey Campbell
Imprint:   Virgin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 194mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   242g
ISBN:   9780753513811
ISBN 10:   0753513811
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 July 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

The Oxford Companion to English Literature describes Ramsey Campbell as 'Britain's most respected living horror writer'. He has been awarded the Grand Master Award of the World Horror Convention and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers Association. His regular columns appear in All Hallows, Dead Reckonings and Video Watchdog. He is the President of the British Fantasy Society.

Reviews for Grin of the Dark

Good horror writers are quite rare, and Campbell is better than just good -- Stephen King Easily the best horror writer working in Britain today Time Out One of the most consistently terrifying horror writers working today SciFi Now An intelligently and fleetingly hilarious little gem that will leave you grinning SFX

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