Category: Hugh Lamb

Christmas, as everyone worth their salt knows, is a time for ghost stories. Dickens thought so, and who is going to argue with him! No-one enjoyed this tradition more than Hugh Lamb. The highlight of his Christmases during the 70’s was A Ghost Story for Christmas, the BBC’s series of short films adapted from famous…
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Happy Halloween! To celebrate all things supernatural, we are delighted to announce the release of this new edition of Victorian Tales of Terror. Out of print for 43 years, Hugh Lamb’s third anthology now comes with the addition of an extra story, originally planned for the first edition, as well as a new introduction. In…
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Victorian Tales of Terror was Hugh Lamb’s third Anthology. First published in 1974 by W. H. Allen, then in 1975 by Taplinger, and finally in 1976 by Coronet, this classic collection is now being republished in a brand new edition. The stories will appear in the same order as they originally appeared, together with Hugh’s…
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It was a small gathering, but the group of family and colleagues that came together to celebrate the life and work of Hugh Lamb enjoyed a night of warmth, laughter and common affection for the late anthologist. Fellow writers and anthologists Mike Ashley, Steve Jones and Mick Sims, publishers Jo Fletcher and David Brawn, Hugh’s…
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Hugh Lamb, ever the pragmatist, decided to donate his body to the London Anatomy Office for medical research. So in lieu of a wake or funeral, it has been decided that those who would like to share their memories and raise a glass to the veteran anthologist should meet up on TUESDAY, MARCH 19th in…
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Jim Moon just published a wonderful tribute to Hugh Lamb and his works on the website Hypnogoria. Tracing Hugh’s career, from his initial foray into the anthology up to last year’s HarperCollins editions, Moon explores Hugh’s influence on the genre and the importance of his work uncovering lost tales of terror. From the site: Welcome…
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Written by Richard Lamb On the night of 2nd March 2019, Hugh Lamb passed away. He died peacefully, in his sleep, after a long illness that had left him frail and weak. At the end he chose to move on, rather than suffer long months of treatment with no guarantees. We, his family, chose to…
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HarperCollins have announced a new trilogy of Hugh Lamb anthologies for 2018. Following the announcement of new editions of both Ghosts in the House and Out of the Dark, we can also reveal that the Collins Chillers series will include a new release of Hugh’s The Invisible Eye. Featuring collected tales by Emile Erckmann and Louis…
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