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Book Title: The Teacher's Tales of Terror|
The author of the book: Chris Priestley
Edition: Bloomsbury Childrens
Date of issue: March 7th 2011
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Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 7.3
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Having read and enjoyed Chris Priestley's full-length ghost story The Dead of Winter, I was inspired to look into his other work - actually in the hope that he might have written some ghostly fiction for adults, but when I came across this little volume of tales at just 49p for Kindle, I couldn't resist snapping it up.
At the beginning of the book, a supply teacher, attired in suspiciously appropriate clothing for 'Victorian Day', arrives at a modern-day school. He is shown to a classroom and, instead of teaching the children before him anything academic, begins to tell them a series of three spine-chilling tales. These stories, all of which have a historical setting, make up the bulk of the narrative, with interaction between the teacher and his students linking each of them together.
I couldn't tear myself away from these spooky short stories and found them genuinely frightening - especially Lydia (oh my god, Lydia!!) Priestley may be an author of children's fiction, but I would have been scared out of my wits if I'd read these when I was a kid! Each story had a genuinely macabre twist and all three of them shocked me. The two books I've read by this author have restored my faith in children's books having appeal for adult readers. I will absolutely read more!
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Read information about the authorHis father was in the army and so he moved around a lot as a child and lived in Wales. He was an avid reader of American comics as a child, and when he was eight or nine, and living in Gibraltar, he won a prize in a newspaper story-writing competition. He decided then “that my ambition was to write and illustrate my own book”.
He spent his teens in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, before moving to Manchester, London and then Norfolk. He now lives in Cambridge with his wife and son where he writes, draws, paints, dreams and doodles (not necessarily in that order). Chris worked as an illustrator and cartoonist for twenty years, working mainly for magazines & newspapers (these include The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Economist and the Wall Street Journal) before becoming a writer. He currently has a weekly strip cartoon called 'Payne's Grey' in the New Statesman.
Chris has been a published author since 2000. He has written several books for children & young-adults, both fiction and non-fiction, and
has been nominated for many awards including the Edgar Awards, the UKLA Children's Book Award and the Carnegie Medal. In recent years he has predominantly been writing horror.
Ever since he was a teenager Chris has loved unsettling and creepy stories, with fond memories of buying comics like 'Strange Tales' and 'House of Mystery', watching classic BBC TV adaptations of M R James ghost stories every Christmas and reading assorted weirdness by everyone from Edgar Allen Poe to Ray Bradbury. He hopes Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror will haunt his readers in the way those writers have haunted him.
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