Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror

Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror

By Chris Priestley; David Roberts (Illustrator)

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Hardcover, 9781599901183, 238pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2007


This spine-tingling, thrill-packed novel has more than enough fear-factor for the most ardent fan of scary stories. Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house, but regular visits from his nephew, Edward, give him the opportunity to recount some of the most frightening stories he knows. As each tale unfolds, it becomes clear that something sinister is in the air. From the account of a curious boy who intrudes on Old Mother Tallow's garden to a shy girl's ghostly encounter during an innocent game of hide and seek, a pattern emerges of young lives gone awry in the most terrifying of ways. Young Edward begins to wonder just how Uncle Montague knows all these ghastly tales, and ultimately discovers that his mysterious uncle's life has a darker side than he ever imagined. This cleverly wrought collection of stories-within-a-story by Chris Priestly is perfectly matched in darkly witty illustrations by David Roberts.

About the Author
Chris Priestley lives in Cambridge with his wife and son. His novels are brilliantly original additions to a long tradition of horror stories by authors such as M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe.Chris wrote one of the World Book Day books for 2011 and has been nominated for a variety of prestigious children's book awards.http: //www.chrispriestleybooks.com/

David Roberts (PhD, University of California, Berkeley), a recipient of Woodrow Wilson and Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships, focuses on modern European intellectual history and the problems of fascism. His many publications include "The Syndicalist Tradition and Italian Fascism" and "Benedetto Croce and the Uses of Historicism."