This Dreaming Isle

This Dreaming Isle

Dan Coxon / May 22, 2019

This Dreaming Isle Something strange is happening on British shores Britain has a long history of folk tales ghost stories and other uncanny fictions and these literary ley lines are still shimmering beneath the surfa

  • Title: This Dreaming Isle
  • Author: Dan Coxon
  • ISBN: 1907389598
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Paperback
  • Something strange is happening on British shores.Britain has a long history of folk tales, ghost stories and other uncanny fictions, and these literary ley lines are still shimmering beneath the surface of this green and pleasant land Every few generations this strangeness crawls out from the dark places of the British imagination, seeping into our art and culture We are Something strange is happening on British shores.Britain has a long history of folk tales, ghost stories and other uncanny fictions, and these literary ley lines are still shimmering beneath the surface of this green and pleasant land Every few generations this strangeness crawls out from the dark places of the British imagination, seeping into our art and culture We are living through such a time.This Dreaming Isle is an anthology of new horror stories and weird fiction with a distinctly British flavour It collects together fifteen brand new horrifying or unsettling stories that draw upon the landscape and history of the British Isles for their inspiration Some explore the realms of myth and legend, others are firmly rooted in the present, engaging with the country s forgotten spaces.Featuring new and exclusive stories from Ramsey Campbell, multi award winning author of over 40 novelsAndrew Michael Hurley, author of The Loney and Devil s DayCatriona Ward, author of Rawblood and Little EveRobert Shearman, World Fantasy Award, British Fantasy Award and Shirley Jackson Award winning author of four collections Jenn Ashworth, author of Fell, Cold Light and Gareth E Rees, author of Marshland and The Stone TideTim Lebbon, screenwriter and author of over 35 books including Dusk, The Silence and RelicsAlison Littlewood, author of The Crow Garden, The Hidden People and Aliya Whiteley, author of The Beauty, The Arrival of Missives and The Loosening Skin forthcoming from Unsung Stories Stephen Volk, screenwriter and author of Whitstable, Monsters in the Heart and Kirsty Logan, author of The Gloaming, The Gracekeepers, A Portable Shelter and The Rental Heart James Miller, author of UnAmerican Activities, Lost Boys and Sunshine StateJeannette Ng, author of Under the Pendulum SunRichard V Hirst, co author of The Night VisitorsAlison Moore, author of The Lighthouse, Missing and Gary Budden, author of Hollow ShoresAngela Readman, author of Don t Try This at Home and The Book of Tides Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 328 pages Published November 19th 2018 by Unsung Stories More Details ISBN 1907389598 ISBN13 9781907389597 Edition Language English URL Other Editions 1 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about This Dreaming Isle, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 59 Rating details Sort Default Filter Dec 13, 2018 Blair rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves anthology, macabre slipstream weird, ghosts and horror, short stories, read on kindle This Dreaming Isle is an anthology of new horror stories and weird fiction with a distinctly British flavour The 17 stories, divided into sections titled Country , City and Coast , often as editor Dan Coxon highlights in his introduction stray into the realm of folk horror The collection opens with a trio of stories that represent the best work in the book The Pier at Ardentinny by Catriona Ward, Old Trash by Jenn Ashworth and In My Father s House by Andrew Michael Hurley Oth This Dreaming Isle is an anthology of new horror stories and weird fiction with a distinctly British flavour The 17 stories, divided into sections titled Country , City and Coast , often as editor Dan Coxon highlights in his introduction stray into the realm of folk horror The collection opens with a trio of stories that represent the best work in the book The Pier at Ardentinny by Catriona Ward, Old Trash by Jenn Ashworth and In My Father s House by Andrew Michael Hurley Other standouts are Cold Ashton by Stephen Volk, Not All Right by James Miller, Hovering by Gary Budden, and Swimming With Horses by Angela Readman.As ever, some stories are better than others, but this really is a strong anthology it would be a great jumping off point for anyone wanting to read contemporary British horror and slipstream There were only a couple of stories I didn t care for, and my only complaint about many of my favourites was that I wanted them to be longer Mention should also be made of Coxon s contribution as editor I often found myself thinking about how perfectly ordered the stories areUNTRY The Pier at Ardentinny by Catriona Ward A fantastic start to the book a story that immediately made me want to read on Ward s narrator is Irene, visiting her older fianc s family in Scotland for the first time Her voice, fussy and slightly annoying, is perfectly realised, and there is a very effective moment of unnerving horror The conclusion is deliciously satisfying too Old Trash by Jenn Ashworth Rachael has recently discovered her teenage daughter, Mae, has been having a secret relationship with a man twice her age Now, Rachael has taken her camping near Pendle site of the famous witch trials , partly in the hope that the two of them will bond, but also because she knows Mae won t be able to use her phone Naturally, the holiday doesn t go as planned The relationship between mother and daughter is the best thing about Old Trash Rachael s paranoia, her misguided attempts to make Mae happy and I also enjoyed the unexpected nature of the supernatural threat In My Father s House by Andrew Michael Hurley It was a smart decision to place this next to Ashworth s story it is similarly strong on domestic detail family relationships, and that provides a great foundation for the strangeness that follows Mike s father has recently been hospitalised this has caused father and son to reunite after years of estrangement On the way to Mike s son s nativity play, his father insists on taking a rural shortcut An uncanny tale that unsurprisingly for Hurley uses landscape wonderfully Land of Many Seasons by Tim Lebbon A solitary artist keeps encountering a strange figure while making landscape paintings Actually, he doesn t so much encounter the figure or absence of a figure as much as find it in his artworks This is a simple, quiet story which I liked, but I felt it could have had substance, and I found the last line rather pat Dark Shells by Aliya Whiteley One of the shortest stories in This Dreaming Isle, Dark Shells sees an elderly woman taking a walk through her memories The jumps in time and place add intrigue to a tale of ghostly legacies Cold Ashton by Stephen Volk While a little harder to get into than most of the others, Cold Ashton quickly proved to be one of my favourites It s told in the form of a factual report from someone who seems to work as a paranormal investigator, and it deals with the unusual name of the titular village The local legend that unfurls from there is a pretty fascinating one, told with flair, and a perfect final twist Domestic Magic Or, things my wife and I found hidden in our house by Kirsty Logan Well, the subtitle says it all with this one Alice and Rain can t seem to stop finding strange objects in the bungalow they ve inherited from Alice s grandmother And they all seem to have some connection to kelpies Like much of Logan s work, this story has plenty of magical realism and the feel of a modern fairytaleTY Not All Right by James Miller I started off disliking this I knew the protagonist was horrible by design, but his voice felt jarring after the stories in the Country section which, of course, makes this the perfect choice to kick off the City section However, Not All Right is ultimately one of the most complete and fully realised stories in the collection It s about a racist sexist generally awful internet troll who s staying in his wealthy uncle s London flat He s meant to be looking for a job, but just spends his time baiting strangers on Twitter Then he gets a threatening message from an anonymous account It all culminates in a mixture of horror, paranoia and strangeness that reminded me of High Rise The Cocktail Party in Kensington Gets Out of Hand by Robert Shearman An escort arrives for an assignation in Kensington, only to be given a bizarre set of instructions He must lie on the floor, naked, and play dead while a cocktail party goes on around him If there was any doubt, it soon becomes clear this is far from an ordinary gathering, and the tiger and bear rugs he s lying between aren t exactly your average rugs A true macabre mindfuck of a story, undoubtedly one of the most memorable, this made me think of Angela Carter s short fiction We Regret to Inform You by Jeannette Ng I tried my best with it, but this made absolutely zero sense to me I felt like I d need to get another degree before I d stand a chance of comprehending it Told via a series of emails between two academics, it seems to be set in a strange future or alternate present in which England is divided and magic is real There s also a focus on the writings of Anglo Saxon scholar and monk the Venerable Bede That s as much as I ve got Lodestones by Richard V Hirst Probably a lazy comparison, but this struck me as rather Kafkaesque It concerns an office worker, F, who gets a lift from a colleague who claims he knows a shortcut As their car moves slowly through the city, Manchester is transformed, becoming almost post apocalyptic Enigmatic and engrossingAST The Knucker by Gareth E Rees Here, three narratives intertwine A man is found dead, apparently drowned miles from water, in the middle of a drought Some time earlier, a couple steal a car to order the owner wants the insurance payout And in an unspecified, much earlier time period, a community bands together to battle a mythical creature The story draws these plotlines together and shows how the pervasive power of myth has been held in the land s memory, though it does so rather briefly than I would have preferred The Stone Dead by Alison Moore As soon as I started reading this, I knew I d read it before After a bit of checking, I found it was Moore s contribution to Tales from the Shadow Booth Vol 1 I liked the story then, but didn t feel like I needed to read it again, so I just skimmed it Once I knew this, I also couldn t help thinking it didn t feel like it fitted into the anthology as well as the others Hovering Or, a recollection of 25 February 2015 by Gary Budden Another fantastic story from Budden, who is fast becoming one of my favourite current writers of weird fiction and whose approach being as it is so closely tied to ideas about Britishness and the mythical nature of landscape is absolutely perfect for this anthology It is framed as a story told to the author by a friend, and as with many of Budden s stories, it s hard to figure out whether it s entirely fictional It feels very densely layered, a patchwork of memories and history, emphasising how a place can be shaped by what has happened there The Headland of Black Rock by Alison Littlewood A struggling actor takes a seaside holiday and becomes obsessed with a silent woman he meets on the beach This was enjoyable enough, but feels somewhat formulaic next to the other stories collected here The Devil in the Details by Ramsey Campbell Sacrilegious I know, but I ve never read anything by Campbell I ve particularly rated and this is no exception On a family trip to view the famous murals of St Brendan on Sea, 12 year old Brian keeps glimpsing something peculiar The idea is a decent one, but the story is bogged down in unnecessary, confusing detail and isn t particularly easy to follow Swimming With Horses by Angela Readman The atmospheric setting for this one is a shabby, down at heel coastal resort, the sort of place that always seems rich with narrative possibility Despite having little in common, two young women bond over a secret this proves to be complicated and odd than it first appears The story ends on a beautifully poignant note I have had Readman on my radar for a while, but haven t yet got round to reading her collection Don t Try This at Home I must do so soon.I received a complimentary copy of This Dreaming Isle as a Kickstarter reward for helping fund the project.TinyLetter Twitter Instagram Tumblr flag 7 likesLike see review Dec 25, 2018 Doreen rated it liked it review of another edition 3.5 stars.I love the idea of this, and I love the way it s been edited, dividing the book into three distinct parts that reflect very much the most vital areas of England Country, City and Coast The seventeen stories in this collection cover a host of supernatural occurrences, embracing the diversity of the English experience Most were very well thought out, even if the execution on some felt iffier than others I ll discuss a few standouts, beginning with The Headland Of Black Rock by Alison 3.5 stars.I love the idea of this, and I love the way it s been edited, dividing the book into three distinct parts that reflect very much the most vital areas of England Country, City and Coast The seventeen stories in this collection cover a host of supernatural occurrences, embracing the diversity of the English experience Most were very well thought out, even if the execution on some felt iffier than others I ll discuss a few standouts, beginning with The Headland Of Black Rock by Alison Littlewood, which was far and away my favorite of the bunch It packs a lot of story into its few pages, of an aging celebrity who falls in love with a mute girl by the seaside, and satisfyingly covers a wide and complete feeling gamut of emotions.I also very much enjoyed Jeannette Ng s We Regret To Inform You It was a bit daunting at first, especially if you re not terribly familiar with the Venerable Bede, but once you slip into the cadences of academia and grow comfortable with the alternate universe on display, the twist is quite impressive Domestic Magic by Kirsty Logan was far straightforward but felt beautifully constructed, and I loved the message of women s love Angela Readman s Swimming With Horses was also a delight to read, if definitely one of the milder stories in this collection.Of the stories that had great ideas but didn t quite land with me, for one reason or another, a standout is James Miller s Not All Right The protagonist is a horrible person and Mr Miller eviscerates him and his ilk very adeptly I just didn t understand the what and why of the mishmash of supernatural goings on around him I feel like it s a great idea for exploration in a longer novel, say I also found Robert Shearman s The Cocktail Party In Kensington Gets Out Of Hand to be memorable even if I didn t like it so much as find it deeply discomfiting.Overall, an entertaining collection of supernatural fiction that considers the many aspects of modern England whilst also incorporating its past It wholly satisfied that part of me that loves to indulge in the occasional horror anthology.A big Thank You to Unsung Stories for sending these wonderful books to me Their commitment to fantastic British fiction is terrific, and I m much the richer for having encountered them flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 06, 2019 Runalong rated it really liked it 17 British horror authors are given the task of creating new folk horror stories set in the cities, coasts and countryside of the U.K modern, scary, thoughtful and sometimes charming A really good collection Full review 17 British horror authors are given the task of creating new folk horror stories set in the cities, coasts and countryside of the U.K modern, scary, thoughtful and sometimes charming A really good collection Full review flag 2 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 08, 2019 Bruna rated it it was ok COUNTRY The Pier at Ardentinny by Catriona Ward 3 5 Old Trash by Jenn Ashworth 1 5 In My Father s House by Andrew Michael Hurley 2 5 Land of Many Seasons by Tim Lebbon 2 5 Dark Shells by Aliya Whiteley 1 5 Cold Ashton by Stephen Volk 2 5 Domestic Magic Or, things my wife and I found hidden in our house by Kirsty Logan 2 5 CITY Not All Right by James Miller 1 5 The Cocktail Party in Kensington Gets Out of Hand by Robert Shearman 1 5 After reading his short story The COUNTRY The Pier at Ardentinny by Catriona Ward 3 5 Old Trash by Jenn Ashworth 1 5 In My Father s House by Andrew Michael Hurley 2 5 Land of Many Seasons by Tim Lebbon 2 5 Dark Shells by Aliya Whiteley 1 5 Cold Ashton by Stephen Volk 2 5 Domestic Magic Or, things my wife and I found hidden in our house by Kirsty Logan 2 5 CITY Not All Right by James Miller 1 5 The Cocktail Party in Kensington Gets Out of Hand by Robert Shearman 1 5 After reading his short story The Best Story I Can Manage Under the Circumstances in Five Stories High and this one, I am really starting to dislike this writer Trying to hard to be quirky and weird We Regret to Inform You by Jeannette Ng 1 5 Lodestones by Richard V Hirst 2 5 COAST The Knucker by Gareth E Rees 2 5 The Stone Dead by Alison Moore 3 5 Hovering Or, a recollection of 25 February 2015 by Gary Budden 2 5 The Headland of Black Rock by Alison Littlewood 2 5 The Devil in the Details by Ramsey Campbell 2 5 Swimming With Horses by Angela Readman 2 5 flag Like see review Jan 20, 2019 RK rated it really liked it This was such a varied and interesting collection I loved the way it was structured around coast, town, country, etc and this made the stories flow in a way I didn t expect I ve had a different favourite story every time I ve thought about this collection, depending on my mood, but I think overall the stories by Catriona Ward, Gareth E Rees and Robert Shearman edge it out overall A collection to be read outdoors, I think flag Like see review Jan 01, 2019 Penny Olson rated it really liked it Shelves fantasy, horror, short stories This is a good collection of creepy, atmospheric, and unsettling tales, all set in the UK Many of the authors incorporate the setting and landscape into their stories There is only one story which left me completely baffled, We Regret to Inform You flag Like see review Tim Stretton rated it it was amazing Dec 15, 2018 Jennifer rated it really liked it Jan 13, 2019 Peter Haynes rated it it was amazing Dec 20, 2018 Steven rated it it was amazing Dec 26, 2018 Naomi rated it liked it Jan 21, 2019 Daniel Carpenter rated it it was amazing Dec 21, 2018 George rated it it was amazing Nov 04, 2018 Sarah Corrigan rated it really liked it Nov 16, 2018 Andy Parsons rated it really liked it Jan 30, 2019 Laura rated it it was amazing Dec 04, 2018 Veronica Marwood rated it 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    This Dreaming Isle, an anthology of dark fantasy and This Dreaming Isle edited by Dan Coxon Unsung Stories This Dreaming Isle is a must for fans of folk horror and folklore There s something to suit every taste, and every chance you ll find an unexpected treasure There s something to suit every taste, and every chance you ll find an unexpected treasure. This Dreaming Isle by Dan Coxon This Dreaming Isle is an anthology of new horror stories and weird fiction with a distinctly British flavour The stories, divided into sections titled Country , City and Coast , often as editor Dan Coxon highlights in his introduction stray into the realm of folk horror. This Dreaming Isle edited by Dan Coxon An Anthology by Aug , This Dreaming Isle by Unsung Stories is a collection of supernatural short stories by different authors inspired by British folklore, British history and the British landscape Not quite one thing or another, it wanders back and forth across the shadowy borderland between urban fantasy, gothic horror and grown up fairy tales. BOOK REVIEW This Dreaming Isle edited by Dan Coxon Dec , This Dreaming Isle is published by Unsung Stories and is available here Dan Coxon He is the author of the travel memoir Ka Mate Travels in New Zealand , and the editor of Being Dad , a collection of short stories about fatherhood that won Best Anthology at the Saboteur Awards . This Dreaming Isle Dan Coxon This Dreaming Isle is an anthology of new horror stories and weird fiction with a distinctly British flavour The stories, divided into sections titled Country , City and Coast , often as editor Dan Coxon highlights in his introduction stray into the realm of folk horror The collection opens with a trio of stories that represent the best work This Dreaming Isle Dan Coxon brewerytapfp This Dreaming Isle is an anthology of new horror stories and weird fiction with a distinctly British flavour The stories, divided into sections titled Country , City and Coast , often as editor Dan Coxon highlights in his introduction stray into the realm of folk horror The collection opens with a trio of stories that represent the best work PDF Download This Dreaming Isle by Dan Coxon Jun , This Dreaming Isle is an anthology of new horror stories and weird fiction with a distinctly British flavour The stories, divided into sections titled Country , City and Coast , often as editor Dan Coxon highlights in his introduction stray into the realm of folk horror The collection opens with a trio of stories that represent the best work in the book The Pier at Ardentinny by Catriona Book Launch THIS DREAMING ISLE comes to London As many of you will have seen, we officially launched our latest anthology, THIS DREAMING ISLE, at FantasyCon in October but we re far too proud of it to leave it at that So, with calls of Where s This Dreaming Isle Dan Coxon Aug , This Dreaming Isle is a fabulous collection of stories written by some of the best short story writers in the land, and here are just some of the themes that are on offer if you dare to pick a copy up I urge you to do so, you wont regret it.

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        Dan Coxon is a short story writer and editor He recently edited This Dreaming Isle for Unsung Stories Best Independent Press British Fantasy Awards 2018 , and Being Dad Best Anthology Saboteur Awards 2016 for Tangent Books His writing has appeared in The Guardian, Salon, The Lonely Crowd, Neon, Gutter, Unthology, The Nervous Breakdown and Open Pen, as well as several anthologies He also Dan Coxon is a short story writer and editor He recently edited This Dreaming Isle for Unsung Stories Best Independent Press British Fantasy Awards 2018 , and Being Dad Best Anthology Saboteur Awards 2016 for Tangent Books His writing has appeared in The Guardian, Salon, The Lonely Crowd, Neon, Gutter, Unthology, The Nervous Breakdown and Open Pen, as well as several anthologies He also works as a freelance editor, copy editor and proofreader at Momus Editorial.Find of Dan Coxon s writing at dancoxon, or follow him on Twitter DanCoxonAuthor


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    1. This Dreaming Isle is an anthology of new horror stories and weird fiction with a distinctly British flavour The 17 stories, divided into sections titled Country , City and Coast , often as editor Dan Coxon highlights in his introduction stray into the realm of folk horror The collection opens with a trio of stories that represent the best work in the book The Pier at Ardentinny by Catriona Ward, Old Trash by Jenn Ashworth and In My Father s House by Andrew Michael Hurley Oth This Dreaming Isle [...]


    2. 3.5 stars.I love the idea of this, and I love the way it s been edited, dividing the book into three distinct parts that reflect very much the most vital areas of England Country, City and Coast The seventeen stories in this collection cover a host of supernatural occurrences, embracing the diversity of the English experience Most were very well thought out, even if the execution on some felt iffier than others I ll discuss a few standouts, beginning with The Headland Of Black Rock by Alison 3.5 [...]


    3. 17 British horror authors are given the task of creating new folk horror stories set in the cities, coasts and countryside of the U.K. modern, scary, thoughtful and sometimes charming A really good collection Full review 17 British horror authors are given the task of creating new folk horror stories set in the cities, coasts and countryside of the U.K. modern, scary, thoughtful and sometimes charming A really good collection Full review


    4. COUNTRY The Pier at Ardentinny by Catriona Ward 3 5 Old Trash by Jenn Ashworth 1 5 In My Father s House by Andrew Michael Hurley 2 5 Land of Many Seasons by Tim Lebbon 2 5 Dark Shells by Aliya Whiteley 1 5 Cold Ashton by Stephen Volk 2 5 Domestic Magic Or, things my wife and I found hidden in our house by Kirsty Logan 2 5 CITY Not All Right by James Miller 1 5 The Cocktail Party in Kensington Gets Out of Hand by Robert Shearman 1 5 After reading his short story The COUNTRY The Pier at Ardentinny [...]


    5. This was such a varied and interesting collection I loved the way it was structured around coast, town, country, etc and this made the stories flow in a way I didn t expect I ve had a different favourite story every time I ve thought about this collection, depending on my mood, but I think overall the stories by Catriona Ward, Gareth E Rees and Robert Shearman edge it out overall A collection to be read outdoors, I think.


    6. This is a good collection of creepy, atmospheric, and unsettling tales, all set in the UK Many of the authors incorporate the setting and landscape into their stories There is only one story which left me completely baffled, We Regret to Inform You.



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