Oíche Shamhna shona dhaíobh

Dracula’s Guest: A Connoisseur’s Collection of Victorian Vampire Stories

A peculiar collision of folklore and high-brow literature, this book boasts twenty-two short ghost stories, an introductory essay by Editor Michael Sims plus a bibliography and suggested further reading. Not so much a quirky collection of spooky tales as a hardcore Victorian Literature academic’s guilty pleasure.

Kudos to Bloomsbury though on the production side of things though. Striking cover design and lightweight despite the solid hardback format.

Also, just because I feel it deserves a mention online, check out this impressive pumpkin in our front window. It turns out the housemate is a secret pumpkin carving champion, who knew?

Yes, that is a stack of old IMAGE magazines and a phonebook propping up the work of art.

0 Responses to “Oíche Shamhna shona dhaíobh”

  1. Donna says:

    I’m loving the blog Jen-that Dracula’s Guest book looks cool!

  2. The Elegant One says:

    Only saw the pumpkin now that housemate has got serious talent!!!! Its a real piece of art. Well done.

  3. Jen says:

    It means “A very lovely Halloween to you all” or similar :)

  4. fluff and fripperies (Emma) says:

    PS I have no idea what this means: Oíche Shamhna shona dhaíobh
    Translation for us poor non-Irishers?

  5. fluff and fripperies (Emma) says:

    I am highly, highly impressed with that pumpkin, it’s a veritable work of art!

  6. Karen Kearns says:

    That pumpkin in beautiful ….. latent talent there definitely !

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