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ISBN
9781910709290

Publication date
23rd October 2017

RRP
£8.99

Binding
PB B

Extent (number of pages)
144

Territory

UK & BC EX CAN

BIC category
F, FK

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Two Dark Tales: Jack Squat and the Niche

Author Charles Lambert

£8.99

A pair of disturbing novellas from the master of ‘the literary uncanny’

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A pair of disturbing novellas from the master of ‘the literary uncanny’

There are four ways in but no way out …

In ‘Jack Squat’, unemployed Gordon and his partner Omar see a money-making opportunity helping expats buy homes in southern Italy. But their scheme catches up with them after the first home they sell, curiously built with four entrances but no connecting doors inside, is revealed to have a dark history.

 In ‘The Niche’, mercilessly bullied schoolboy Billy Lender finds a hiding place in a nook in the school corridor and begins to hear whispers: the voice of a mysterious friend who will help him to plot a devastating revenge.

Praise for Charles Lambert and The Children’s Home:
‘Charles Lambert could one day attain classic status.’ Maggie Gee
‘Charles Lambert is a seriously good writer’ Beryl Bainbridge
 ‘This disquieting novel is surely one of the year’s most bizarre stories… Mr. Lambert’s subtle prose enhances the novel’s creepiness, as does his refusal to fully resolve or explain its many mysteries.’ New York Times
‘Compulsively readable, a one-of-a-kind literary horror story’ Kirkus Reviews
Charles Lambert

Meet the author

Charles Lambert is the author of several novels, short stories, and the memoir With a Zero at its Heart, which was voted one of The Guardian readers’ Ten Best Books of the Year in 2014. In 2007, he won an O. Henry Award for his short story The Scent of Cinnamon. His first novel, Little Monsters, was…

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