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      Something Wicked This Way Comes...   10/09/2019

      The Autumn Supporter Giveaway!       Welcome to the very first of the seasonal BCF supporter giveaways! This month also marks one year since I took on the forum, so I want to say an extra huge thank you to all of you for keeping this place going. I have a little bit more to say about that later but, for now, let's get to the giveaway!     The Autumn Giveaway winner will be getting two Penguin Little Black Classics, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe and To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens. Both of these little books contain three atmospheric short stories, perfect for autumnal evenings. The winner will also get Mary Shelley tea (a lavender and vanilla black tea) from Rosie Lea Tea's Literary Tea Collection (https://www.rosieleatea.co.uk/collections/literary-tea-collection) and a chocolate skull, to really get that spooky atmosphere .   and...   A special treat for a special month. The winner will choose one of the following recent paperback releases from the independent bookshop Big Green Bookshop:       The Wych Elm by Tana French A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan Melmoth by Sarah Perry The Familiars by Stacey Halls  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White   The winner will be chosen via the usual random selection process in one week. Patreon supporters are entered automatically. If you aren't a patreon supporter but you'd like to join in with this giveaway, you can support here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum.   I really hope you're all going to like this introduction to the seasonal giveaways. It's been a lot of fun to put together. Other chocolate skulls may have been harmed during the selection process…     
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Book help for a friend :)

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Hey guys :irked: I'm asking this on behalf of a friend that's looking for a book he read when he was a kid. It's a book of short stories that are for children and this is what he remembers ~

 

In one story there are monsters that look like children but with backwards feet and no faces and they took other children, but the parents couldn't find them because the tracks were backwards.

 

The other story he remembers there being a village idiot boy that went away with a woman who was some sort of monster and had a hoof.

 

Any help would be great :lol:

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No idea but man those kid creatures sound freaky. Children's book you say? :irked:

 

Too right, there always is a market for freaky children's books. Puts me in mind of Where the Wild Things Are (though I know it's not that). Another example of freakery: Fungus The Bogeyman. And poetry too: how about The Pied Piper of Hamlin. All enough to give you nightmares. And yet it didn't. This type of stuff would probably be banned by the PC brigade nowadays.:lol:

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The description of the first story sounds really familiar to me - will do some detective work and see if I can get my brain to remember what it is :irked:

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The description of the first story sounds really familiar to me - will do some detective work and see if I can get my brain to remember what it is :irked:

 

Thanks Scarlet :lol:

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