Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd.
'What is read cannot be unread.' Oxford, 1935. An exhausted nation is recovering from one Great War...and girding itself for the next one. MR James, Britain's greatest writer of ghost stories, is summoned by the Warden of Old College to examine an ancient stone mirror. But he soon finds himself drawn into a dark maze of secrets, including one from his own guilty past. Oxford 1665.At a time when established orthodoxies are being challenged by the new science, Warden Woodward of Old College acquired the same mirror. He soon suspects conspiracy and witchcraft in a city besieged by plague.Assailed by devastating visitors, caught between fears of an ancient curse and the World Wars of the future, two men from different centuries are forced to delve into a dreadful secret and confront their own demons. But is self-reflection the most dangerous thing of all? And are there some books that can ...