Those of us who were lucky enough to subscribe to Rosemary Pardoe's "Ghosts and Scholars" (a journal devoted to M.R. James and his imitators) before it ceased publication after thirty-three editions, are still hoarding our issues. However, a few of them have shown up for sale on this website, including this 11th edition. Collect them all if you are a fan of M.R. James. Each issue contains original supernatural stories in the manner of MRJ, articles about MRJ's writings, reviews, and letters.
Rosemary Pardoe also maintains a 'Ghosts and Scholars' website which took over the content of this journal, after it ceased 'paper' publication.
"Ghosts and Scholars 11" (copyrighted in 1989) is a soft-cover booklet, 41 pages long, with Dallas Goffin's front-cover illustration of MRJ's story, "The Mezzotint" (see above customer image). The back cover contains A.F. Kidd's illustration, this time from MRJ's "A Neighbour's Landmark."
Contents of the 11th issue:
--"The Prize" (story) by Roger Johnson
--"Vox Humana" (story) by anonymous (a pastiche of E.G. Swain's Mr. Batchel stories)
--"The Resurrection Brass" (story) by Ron Weighell
--"Margery Lawrence" by Richard Dalby
--"The Passing of the Ghost Story" by L.T.C. Rolt
--"A Meeting with Tom Rolt" by David Rowlands
--"Notes: The Ash Tree"
--"A Warning to the Curious, Part Four" by David Rowlands
--"A Warning to the Curious, Part Four" is David Rowlands' look at ghost stories in the Jamesian fashion. Some of the stories he discusses are common in ghost story anthologies, e.g. "Thurnley Abbey" by Perceval Landon, but others are quite rare and might be of interest to fans of MRJ.