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"Here is a small treat from The Swan River Press in Dublin, Ireland: an old-fashioned ghost story in a hand-sewn binding with soft covers and its own ribbon marker. Brian J. Showers, an expatriate American writer living in Dublin, reveals an expert hand at deploying the shadows and portents, ironic disclosures, and gradual accumulation of detail, which still make the maste "Here is a small treat from The Swan River Press in Dublin, Ireland: an old-fashioned ghost story in a hand-sewn binding with soft covers and its own ribbon marker. Brian J. Showers, an expatriate American writer living in Dublin, reveals an expert hand at deploying the shadows and portents, ironic disclosures, and gradual accumulation of detail, which still make the masters of supernatural fiction so chillingly entertaining to this day. His tale of a lonely old tailor eking out a miserable existence who discovers 'there is still enough faith for dark things to walk the night' is a delightful folkloric ghost story in a gently facetious and slightly antique tone reminiscent of Charles Dickens and Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. The text is complemented by Meggan Kehrli's arabesque cover design, six full-page illustrations, and an equal number of spot illustrations, all of which add to the work’s eerie charm. This is perfect fare for solitary reading on blustery autumn evenings or a group gathered round the holiday fireplace in expectation of a Winter’s Tale."


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"Here is a small treat from The Swan River Press in Dublin, Ireland: an old-fashioned ghost story in a hand-sewn binding with soft covers and its own ribbon marker. Brian J. Showers, an expatriate American writer living in Dublin, reveals an expert hand at deploying the shadows and portents, ironic disclosures, and gradual accumulation of detail, which still make the maste "Here is a small treat from The Swan River Press in Dublin, Ireland: an old-fashioned ghost story in a hand-sewn binding with soft covers and its own ribbon marker. Brian J. Showers, an expatriate American writer living in Dublin, reveals an expert hand at deploying the shadows and portents, ironic disclosures, and gradual accumulation of detail, which still make the masters of supernatural fiction so chillingly entertaining to this day. His tale of a lonely old tailor eking out a miserable existence who discovers 'there is still enough faith for dark things to walk the night' is a delightful folkloric ghost story in a gently facetious and slightly antique tone reminiscent of Charles Dickens and Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. The text is complemented by Meggan Kehrli's arabesque cover design, six full-page illustrations, and an equal number of spot illustrations, all of which add to the work’s eerie charm. This is perfect fare for solitary reading on blustery autumn evenings or a group gathered round the holiday fireplace in expectation of a Winter’s Tale."

13 review for The Old Tailor and The Gaunt Man

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bettie

    The Old Tailor & the Gaunt Man This is an illustration by SRP designer Meggan Kehrli from our first publication, a palm-sized and hand-sewn chapbook, "The Old Tailor & the Gaunt Man" (2003). Sadly now out of print these many years. http://swanriverpress.ie/reviews_tail... … The Old Tailor & the Gaunt Man This is an illustration by SRP designer Meggan Kehrli from our first publication, a palm-sized and hand-sewn chapbook, "The Old Tailor & the Gaunt Man" (2003). Sadly now out of print these many years. http://swanriverpress.ie/reviews_tail... …

  2. 4 out of 5

    John Reppion

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jim

  4. 4 out of 5

    Meggan

  5. 4 out of 5

    Brian

  6. 4 out of 5

    Brian

  7. 5 out of 5

    James

  8. 4 out of 5

    Adam Clark

  9. 5 out of 5

    Canavan

  10. 5 out of 5

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  11. 5 out of 5

    Michael Fierce

  12. 5 out of 5

    TuralyonW3

  13. 5 out of 5

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