Cold Hand in Mine – Robert Aickman (Tartarus)


Cold Hand in Mine is a sewn hardback of 296+ xi pages, printed lithographically, with silk ribbon marker, head and tailbands,

and d/w.

2 in stock



As Phil Baker writes in his Introduction to this new edition of Cold Hand in Mine: ‘Robert Aickman (1914-1981) is increas­ingly esteemed as the most subtle and distinctive practitioner of the modern ghost story, or what he preferred to call the ‘strange story’: he edited eight collections of ghost stories for the publisher Fontana, but most of his own stories have no obvious ghost. Instead the “ghost story”—or strange story, or uncanny story—was for Aickman essentially “the story of rare sensations”: a genre “allied to poetry”.’

Contents: ‘Introduction’ by Phil Baker, ‘The Swords’, ‘The Real Road to the Church’, ‘Niemandswasser’, ‘Pages from a Young Girl’s Journal’, ‘The Hospice’, ‘The Same Dog’, ‘Meeting Mr Millar’ and ‘The Clock Watcher’.

Cover artwork by Stephen J Clark of The Singing Garden.