I am delighted to see that Oxford University Press have published a full collection of M.R. James' ghost stories. James was an academic medievalist and palaeographer and the scholarly world pervades each of his stories, which are often set in libraries and universities - usually with a young scholar as the 'hero' of each tale. I have yet to read an author who can surpass M.R. James in his terrifying portrayal of the supernatural. Perfect Christmas reading for Classicists!