Ghostly Companions

Ghostly Companions Ten stories of supernatural events set in England

  • Title: Ghostly Companions
  • Author: Vivien Alcock
  • ISBN: 9780385295598
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ten stories of supernatural events set in England.

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    1. Born September 23, 1924, in Worthing, Sussex, England died October 11, 2003, in London, England Author Alcock was a bestselling author of mystery and fantasy fiction for young adults Her early training and career, however, was in commercial art, and she attended the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Arts from 1940 to 1942 She left school to become an ambulance driver for the Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II after the war, she held several different jobs, including as an artist for the duplicating firm Gestetner Ltd from 1947 to 1953 This was followed by three years as an employment bureau manager and from 1956 to 1964 Alcock worked as a secretary for Whiltington Hospital in London Although she had enjoyed storytelling and novels since she was a child, Alcock was shy about trying to be a published author and was content to stay in the background behind her famous author husband, Leon Garfield However, she did occasionally give him ideas for his books, such as the popular Smith stories It was not until 1980, therefore, that she finally published her first novel for teenagers, The Haunting of Cassie Palmer Alcock continued writing fantasies, ghost stories, and mysteries through 2001, many of which proved popular with teens and some of which were adapted to television as movies and series She published almost two dozen books in all, including Travelers by Night 1983 , The Cuckoo Sister 1985 , The Monster Garden 1988 , A Kind of Thief 1992 , Time Wreck 1996 , A Gift on a String 1998 , Ticket to Heaven 2000 , and her last book, The Boy Who Swallowed a Ghost 2001 Several of her novels were named notable books by the American Library Association ALA , and The Monster Garden was named the best science fiction fantasy book of 1988 by the ALA.

    2. I've been googling for this for so many years, and I finally found it! A favourite from when I was 8-9, this contains weird little ghost stories with fun twists. None of them are very scary.

    3. I had been trying to find this book for about 25 years, since I originally read parts of it when I was 8-9 years old. I think I had picked out the best stories of the bunch to read and reread, and they stuck in my mind enough that I was able to describe them to the point where someone else could tell me what book I was looking for. (Thank you, ABE BookSleuth!) My two favorites were "A Change of Aunts" and "The Whisperer," though "The Sea Bride" and "The Masquerade" were also intriguing and creep [...]

    4. First read: this was my favorite book in 4th grade. Everyone else's favorite book was The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe; mine was some weird book no one had ever heard of called Ghostly Companions. (I was an odd child.)"A Change of Aunts" remains one of my favorite stories ever.

    5. I think books for kids are much better written nowdays. Most of these old ones I've been picking up have been alright but nothing special. The same goes for this one. A book of short ghost stories, this book is anything but scary. I liked 'The Sea Bride' best and 'A Fall Of Snow' least.

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