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David's Bookshop, Music & Cafe is located in Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE
Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE

Crawling Horror : Creeping Tales of the Insect Weird

Join us at the bookshop on 28th of October to ring in All Hallows Eve with Daisy Butcher and Janette Leaf. They will be talking about their book, Crawling Horror, which forms part of the British Library Tales of the Weird collection.

  • Thu Oct 28, 2021 - 7:00pm
  • David's Bookshop

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A brush with a killer hornet upends a reverend's life. A moth wreaks a strange vengeance on an entomologist. Bees deliver a supernatural dilemma to a mother-to-be. This new anthology offers a broad range of stories from the long history of insect literature, where six-legged beasts play many roles from lethal enemies to ethereal messengers.

With expert notes on how each tale contributed to insect horror literature, Janette Leaf and Daisy Butcher are your field guides for a tour through classic insect encounters from the minds of Edgar Allan Poe, E. F. Benson, Clare Winger Harris and many more.