October 2021 favorites

October 2021

The October stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Suspicion’ by Dorothy Sayers
  2. ‘Bad Dreams’ by Tessa Hadley
  3. ‘Mrs. Charbury At Eltham’ by Max Porter
  4. ‘The Man Who Knew How’ by Dorothy Sayers
  5. ‘The Flight Of Geese’ by Leslie Norris
  6. ‘The Open Window’ by Saki
  7. ‘The Lighthouse’ by Agnes Owens
  8. ‘Pornography’ by Ian McEwan
  9. ‘De Mortuis’ by John Collier
  10. ‘The Fountain Plays’ by Dorothy Sayers
  11. ‘An Arrow O’er The House’ by Dorothy Sayers
  12. ‘Then Later, His Ghost’ by Sarah Hall
  13. ‘When The Door Closed, It Was Dark’ by Alison Moore
  14. ‘Le Miroir’ by Robert Aickman
  15. ‘Dilemma’ by Dorothy Sayers
  16. ‘August Heat’ by W.F. Harvey
  17. ‘The Demon Lover’ by Elizabeth Bowen
  18. ‘The Apparition Of Mrs. Veal’ by Daniel Defoe
  19. ‘The Mystery Of Hunter’s Lodge’ by Agatha Christie
  20. ‘A Haunted House’ by Virginia Woolf
  21. ‘The Crystal Egg’ by H.G. Wells
  22. ‘The Lamp’ by Agatha Christie
  23. ‘Click-Clack The Rattlebag’ by Neil Gaiman

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June 2021 favorites

June 2021

The June stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘A Dedicated Man’ by Elizabeth Taylor
  2. ‘A Success Story’ by Margaret Drabble
  3. ‘Butcher’s Perfume’ by Sarah Hall
  4. ‘The Boots At The Holly-Tree Inn’ by Charles Dickens
  5. ‘An Abduction’ by Tessa Hadley
  6. ‘Crossing The Alps’ by Margaret Drabble
  7. ‘The Lumber-Room’ by Saki
  8. ‘Lappin And Lapinova’ by Virginia Woolf
  9. ‘Summer 1976’ by Chris Power
  10. ‘Mortmain’ by Graham Greene
  11. ‘The Spring Hat’ by H.E. Bates
  12. ‘A Day In The Life Of A Smiling Woman’ by Margaret Drabble
  13. ‘The Gifts Of War’ by Margaret Drabble
  14. ‘If It Keeps On Raining’ by Jon McGregor
  15. ‘She Said He Said’ by Hanif Kureishi
  16. ‘The Pier Falls’ by Mark Haddon
  17. ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ by Margaret Drabble
  18. ‘G-String’ by Nicola Barker
  19. ‘Louise’ by Somerset Maugham
  20. ‘Let Me Count The Times’ by Martin Amis
  21. ‘Wolf-Alice’ by Angela Carter
  22. ‘Nadine At Forty’ by Hilary Mantel

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