Tales from the Black Meadow

Tales from the Black Meadow The stand out entries include Beyond the Moor a poem about a maiden accosted by a bandit who remains unafraid due to having been to the beyond of the title and returned Also of note are Children of th

  • Title: Tales from the Black Meadow
  • Author: Chris Lambert
  • ISBN: 9781484171738
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • The stand out entries include Beyond the Moor a poem about a maiden accosted by a bandit who remains unafraid due to having been to the beyond of the title and returned Also of note are Children of the Black Meadow where a bereaved mother resurrects her deceased kids as blackberry bramble homunculi cyclical damnation tale The Coal Man and the Creature and the parThe stand out entries include Beyond the Moor a poem about a maiden accosted by a bandit who remains unafraid due to having been to the beyond of the title and returned Also of note are Children of the Black Meadow where a bereaved mother resurrects her deceased kids as blackberry bramble homunculi cyclical damnation tale The Coal Man and the Creature and the paranoia inducing sucker punch The Watcher From the Village this is a collection that strongly invites a second reading STARBURST MAGAZINE A banquet of weirdness Hypnobobs sceral dread slowly rises from its mustiness Mythogeography A fine piece of British Hauntology Gareth Rees Author of Marshland Properly spooky and really well written Sebastian Baczkiewicz Creator of Radio 4 s Pilgrim Tales from the Black Meadow features a blend of weird and disturbing short stories This collection is well worth checking out for its originality and chilling tone Phil Syphe Author of Cash n Carrots and other capers very atmospheric black and white illustrations courtesy of Mr Nigel Wilson Hypnobobs Lambert manages to create genuine atmosphere and spine tingling moments but he also injects some black humour and much appreciated wit Steevan Glover Author of The Frog and the ScorpionWhen Professor R Mullins of the University of York went missing in 1972 on the site of the area known as Black Meadow atop of the North Yorkshire Moors, he left behind him an extensive body of work that provided a great insight into the folklore of this mysterious place.Writer Chris Lambert has been rooting through Mullins files for over ten years and now presents this collection of weird and macabre tales.Marvel at tales such as The Rag and Bone Man, The Meadow Hag, The Fog House, The Land Spheres and The Children of the Black Meadow.What is the mystery surrounding The Coalman and the Creature Who or what is The Watcher in the Village What is the significance of the Shining Apples Why is it dangerous to watch the Horsemen dance Beautifully illustrated by Nigel Wilson these tales will haunt you for a long time to come Can you tell me, maiden fair Can you tell me if or where I shall see my child again Walk upon the fields of men Will she ever stumble back From the meadow all a black

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    1. As promised, here is my review. This review is prompted in part because I received a free copy of this book through for the purpose of reviewing the book, and in part because I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would when I began reading it.A mostly spoiler-free summary: This is a collection of short stories, short poems or verses, and illustrations that all revolve around "The Black Meadow" and the strange town that appears and disappears whenever a preternatural mist or fog arises. Each [...]

    2. "Tales from the Black Meadow" features a blend of weird and disturbing short stories and several short verses. The haunting tone is consistent throughout each narrative, reflecting the author's enthusiasm for his subject matter. My personal favourite is "The Fog House", which is one of the lighter tales, featuring a splash of humour.This collection is worth checking out for its originality and chilling tone. I'm not a fan of poetry, be it proclaimed the best or worst in the world, but the verses [...]

    3. North of R.A.F. Fylingdales, on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors, lies a place known locally as the Black Meadow. It is a place that has been the nexus of folklore, songs and stories for a very, very long time. Strange things happen in the Black Meadow. There is a mist that will rise from the woods even on a clear and cloudless day. There are things in there, the stories say. A man made out of rag and bone. Dancers with horses heads and men's bodies. And a village that will appear and disappear w [...]

    4. Occupying the same rough terrain as other sterling examples of English pseudo-folk weirdness such as "Discovering Scarfolk" and the League of Gentlemen, this volume purports to be an anthology of folk tales, traditional ballads, songs, and other scraps of lore collected in a mysterious region of northern England by an unfortunate scholar named Roger Mullins.Rather than a "novel in short stories," the seemingly disjointed tales add up to a brooding, atmospheric portrait of life around the eponymo [...]

    5. This book is presented as a collection of researched myth, poetry and local lore about the Black Meadow and the inhabitants of the mysterious village that periodically appears on the Meadow when the mist risesEach entry adds to the mythos of the Black Meadow, building up a picture of life in the mysterious village and how the inhabitants are affected by the strange things that happen to them or around them. The Meadow is home not just to the village, but to a range of different beings, a hotspot [...]

    6. A charmingly presented collection of spooky stories and folksongs gathered from a supposedly cursed region of the Yorkshire Moors.

    7. EXCELLENTI couldn't recommend this book more if you are into weird tales, ghost stories, time travel and fairy tales. There is something so unique about Black Meadow that despite the bad things that could potentially happen to me if I visited I would go in a heart beat. A truly imaginative collection of stories reminiscent of things like the SCP Foundation and The League of Gentlemen (BBC). I am forever jealous of Lambert for putting this together and I want to be considered as first in the qeue [...]

    8. A good collection of spooky folklore tales and poems set in North Yorkshire with some fabulous illustrations by Nigel Wilson. I found the content spooky and scary but a little samey and very steeped in old folklore and local customs; I was surprised not to find any contemporary stories. The Rag & Bone Man was quite upsetting and stayed with me long after I had finished reading.

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