A Ghost Tale for Winter Nights: The Haunted Dolls House

M.R. James, Louisa Albani


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Night Bird Press N2
24 October 2019
ISBN: 9780993016554
28 pages

From the publisher

'M.R. James's Gothic tale is given a terrifying new edge by Louisa Albani's luminous and unearthly illustrations. Prepare to be exquisitely afraid.'Elizabeth Lowry, author of Dark Water

Originally written as a miniature book for the library of Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House in Windsor, The Haunted Dolls’ House was first published in 1923 in the Empire Review, then subsequently reprinted in A Warning to the Curious (1925) and Collected Ghost Stories (1931). In this spine-chilling short tale, M. R. James brilliantly subverts the theme of man controlling life through creating miniature worlds. In his story, it is the dolls’ house that controls the viewer – in a powerful and compelling way.

Winter can be bleak, with it’s landscape of skeletal trees and  dark skies. Sometimes, its as if the shadows of the night pervade our very bones. So draw up a chair, light the lamp, and turn the pages of this pamphlet to find a most fitting story.


An illustrated limited edition pamphlet of a short ghost story by M R James, entitled The Haunted Dolls' House. 

Limited edition of 300 pamphlets. 10 colour illustrations