A bit of respite from Don Juan! Tedious Brief Tales of Granta and Gramarye is a short collection of horror stories set in medieval Cambridge, set in and around Jesus College, just down the road from where I live. Horror isn’t my favourite genre, but the local element really appealed to me. The stories were written by Arthur Gray, Master of Jesus College about 1930. The style of writing is a bit formal and narrative, and that suits the stories rather well and adds to the creepiness.
Of the stories ‘The Everlasting Club’ and ‘The Necromancer’ were the most unsettling—there’s something about a black, spectral cat at the top of a dark flight of stairs that really gives me the creeps!
An enjoyable book to dip into some well-written short stories