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I Found the Town that Isn’t There…

When I had time to stop and stare I found the town that isn't there. It isn't there again today. I'm glad that town has stayed away.   For my birthday treat my husband took me to St Leonard's, East Sussex, for the weekend and on Saturday we trundled along the coast to blustery Norman's… Continue reading I Found the Town that Isn’t There…

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#AmReading: Echo in a Dark Wind by Julia Withers

"First Contact" Welsh Gothic Echo in a Dark Wind by Julia Withers (an early pseudonym of American author Jerrold Mandis, Signet Books, 1966), falls into the "first contact" Gothic novel type, whereby an outsider aligned with the primary readership - in this case, a young, sophisticated interior decorator (!!) from New York - encounters the… Continue reading #AmReading: Echo in a Dark Wind by Julia Withers

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#AmReading: Body Gothic by Xavier Aldana Reyes

CW// strong language, sexual imagery, violence New year, new post, same glorious Gothic shit... I got a copy of Body Gothic for Christmas which is another one of the University of Wales Press's Gothic Literary Studies series. You will see from the eye-watering price that this is a Serious Academic Study on Literary Criticism, which is… Continue reading #AmReading: Body Gothic by Xavier Aldana Reyes

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Welsh Gothic Tropes V: The Sin-Eater

Introduction The Sin-Eater was a Welsh export to America, now so forgotten in Wales and so connected with Appalachia, that most Welsh might now consider it to be an American phenomenon, rather than a part of their own history. The Sin-Eater has their* own chapter in Jane Aaron's Welsh Gothic (Chapter 6) and this is… Continue reading Welsh Gothic Tropes V: The Sin-Eater

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Welsh Gothic Tropes IV: The Cŵn Annwn

Introduction The Cŵn Annwn, or hounds of Annwn, also (arguably inaccurately) known as Hellhounds, are another key aspect of Welsh Gothic fiction. I haven't played with these yet in the Paghamverse, but my Fae concept is based on Welsh folklore, so I think it's only a matter of time. Hell hounds/Fairy hounds are one of… Continue reading Welsh Gothic Tropes IV: The Cŵn Annwn