Christmas Ghost Stories by the Fire

During the Victorian period, there was a tradition of reading ghost stories around the fireplace with a group of good friends. One of the most famous writers of ghost stories of the Victorian and Edwardian period, M. R. James, emerged from this tradition along with a few other well-recognised authors of ghost stories, such as Sheridan Le Fanu.

If are you keen to write your own ghost story then we have some articles and advice on the ways to go about this. Please see how to write a Victorian ghost story and for further reading on the subject please see the origins of ghost stories and famous accounts in literature 

We have also drawn together a list of famous classic ghost and horror stories that are great to read at Christmas time.