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Merry Christmas from Fantom Publishing! Download this classic M.R. James short story An Episode of Cathedral History for FREE!

Renovations at the Cathedral of Southminster reveal a long-hidden tomb, the occupier unknown. Shortly after the tomb is discovered, people who live near to the cathedral begin to die and others fall sick…

Considered by many to be the foremost author of the traditional Ghost Story, M. R. James was a distinguished scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic atmospheres of Eton and Cambridge.

His classic supernatural tales draw on the trepidations of the everyday, in which documents and objects unleash ghastly forces, often in enclosed confinements and night-time settings where the imagination runs riot. From isolated country houses to remote inns, ancient churches and vast libraries… These locations deliver intolerable menace from malevolent spirits seeking vengeance and harm.

This short story is read by Phil Reynolds.

Fantom has published a number of audio books featuring the works of M. R. James including The Tractate Middoth and other tales read by David Troughton, and A Ghost Story for Christmas read by Murray Melvin, Ian Fairbairn and Gareth David-Lloyd.

80 years on, these stories have lost none of their power to unnerve and disturb.

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