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The Darker Sex

Posted on: July 12, 2011

The Darker Sex: Tales of the Supernatural and Macabre  by Victorian Women WritersThe Darker Sex: Tales of the Supernatural and Macabre by Victorian Women Writers by Mike Ashley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The stories in this collection are variable but they are all fascinating in their different ways. I think women are often much better at writing about the supernatural than men are. There is one story in here that I particularly recommend. It is called Sir Nigel Otterburne’s Case by Louisa Baldwin.

If, like me before I read this story, you have never heard of Louisa Baldwin, don’t be put off by that. She was a remarkable woman from a remarkable family. She was painted many times by the Pre-Raphaelite painters and was mother of a British Prime Minister.

Her story is eerie, deeply atmospheric and gripping. It also has a terrific climax. If you have any imagination at all, you will certainly be stimulated by this.

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