A Hugh Walpole Literary Christmas

Upon the evening of Christmas Eve, when the earth was snow-lit, and the street-lamps sparkled with crystals, and the rime on the doorsteps crackled beneath one’s feet, Jeremy accompanied his mother on a present-leaving expedition. The excitement of that! The wonderful shapes and sizes of the parcels, the mysterious streets, the door-handles and the door-bells, …

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‘The Tarn’ – A Creepy Tale From Hugh Walpole For Halloween

Since it’s nearly Halloween what better time to celebrate the darker side of Hugh Walpole’s writing. Reading some of the many macabre books and short stories he wrote, you’d be taken to thinking that perhaps at times Hugh might have been bordering on being a crazed psychopath, he could certainly send a chill up your …

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