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Michael Cox
Michael Cox was the biographer of the ghost-story writer and scholar M.R. James, and the editor of several anthologies of (chiefly: Victorian) short stories. His first novel, The Meaning of Night, was shortlisted for the 2007 Costa First Novel Award. A native of Northamptonshire, Cox died of... show more
Michael Cox was the biographer of the ghost-story writer and scholar M.R. James, and the editor of several anthologies of (chiefly: Victorian) short stories. His first novel, The Meaning of Night, was shortlisted for the 2007 Costa First Novel Award. A native of Northamptonshire, Cox died of cancer in 2009, after having completed two books of what he intended to be a trilogy of novels set in the Victorian era.
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Birth date: 1948-10-25
Died: 2009-03-31
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 years ago
Dani (a GR friend) asked me why I gave this three stars, so instead of pulling out the reading journals I've been keeping since 2000, I reread it. The book is a great homage to the Victorian thriller that Cox had long edited and admired. What I found distracting were the footnotes.The novel is one o...
KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it 6 years ago
It covers Classic Music (an anecdote about Luciano Pavarotti surprised me so much I had to share it with other people); Black Music (jazz, blues) and British Music (The Beatles, Oasis).
KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it 7 years ago
I've been looking for this book for ages. The first time I've read it, I copied a lot of facts described in here in a little notebook I have. Because every single crazy fact was amazing, these artist were so mad. I have to get a copy. Amazing book for any age: adult, child, etc.
Amara's Eden
Amara's Eden rated it 8 years ago
As I was not yet writing reviews when I read this book, I don't have reviews for each of the short stories included in this anthology. So here are my ratings; if I ever reread the book, I intend to add reviews.★★★☆☆ The Tapestried Chamber by Sir Walter Scott★★★☆☆ The Phantom Coach by Amelia B. Edwar...
the reader of books
the reader of books rated it 8 years ago
I MUST read ghost stories on Halloween but can only handle those that are basically one step up from Casper in terms of scares. Most of these were already in the other James book I read but there were a few new ones and a very creepy one involving hair.
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