Master of the modern strange tale, novelist, critic, editor, literary agent and saviour of the British waterways, Robert Aickman (1914-1981) is best known as one of the most accomplished writers of ghost stories of the twentieth century.




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Eatman, John, "Aickman’s ‘Those Same Bears’: The Phenomenology of Contranatural Selection", All Hallows 20, 1999.


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Longhorn, David, "Big Bad Baffling Bob", All Hallows 20, 1999.


Mackersey, Ian, Tom Rolt and the Cressy Years, M&M Baldwin, 1991.


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Valentine, Mark, "Studies of Sad Beauty: Robert Aickman, Philip Steegman & Arthington Worsley", Haunted By Books, Tartarus Press, 2015.


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