The Library (Short Reads)

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Hester Holland – The Library

When Margaret takes a summer job as a secretary in an ancient house deep in the countryside, she looks forward to escaping her troubled life in London. The house is steeped in history – it has seen wars, marriages, births – and deaths. For hundreds of years ago the books from the library were stolen, and now the house wants to settle the score by making Margaret a more permanent addition . . .

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About Hester Holland

Hester Holland was a contributor to The Pan Book of Horror Stories. He was the author of short story The Library.

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