Lincoln Book Festival Goes Gothic

As I have no doubt mentioned before, I grew up in Lincolnshire. Therefore I was very interested to see that the Lincoln Book Festival (25th-30th September, 2017) this year has a Gothic theme, including a Gothic flashfiction competition.

With its endless fens, full of black dogs and will-o’-wisps, Lincolnshire has great potential to be a Gothic setting. Kevin Crossley-Holland’s The Old Stories explores some of the more unearthly folklore in these parts and, whilst not purely a Gothic novel, Karen Maitland’s The Owl Killers effectively evokes some of the darker aspects of this landscape.

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