Tales of the Weird

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Tales of the Weird
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One of a series of publications by the British Library, ‘Crawling Horror – Creeping Tales of the Insect Weird’ is edited by Daisy Butcher and Janette Leaf, respectively postgraduate researchers at Hertfordshire University and Birkbeck, University of London.   They have searched the archives for 19th and 20th  century tales about insects – some good, some bad.  Some by men such as HG Wells and Edgar Allen Poe, others introducing previously overlooked women writers.  In this extended version of an interview with Rob Pearman on Local Life, Janette and Daisy explain and illustrate this strange world – with recorded excerpts from three of the fascinating tales.