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All Hallows' Eve
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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In post-Blitz London, humanitys last hope of defeating a powerful magicians insidious plans lies with a ghost trapped in a surreal city of the dead During World War II, soon after Ms. Lester Furnival married her beloved Richard, she died in an accident. Now she wanders the dark and lonely streets with her friend Evelyn. An empty mirror image of the London she once knew, the city is a place where time has lost its rules and structure, and where Lester can catch heartbreaking glimpses of the world she left behind. But all is not well in the realm of the living. The other London has fallen under the sway of the magus Simon Leclerc, a master of black magic and necromancy who would sacrifice the soul of his own daughter in the pursuit of ultimate power. With her widowed husband entangled in the sorcerers toxic web along with an enigmatic artist who can paint only the truth, Lester must somehow thwart Leclercs malevolent plan if she is to find salvationfor the evil necromancer desires nothing less than total dominion over both worlds. A ghost story unlike any other, All Hallows Eve is the final novel by the remarkable Charles Williams, whose brilliant literary excursions into the spiritual and supernatural realms remain unsurpassed more than six decades after his death. Williams was arguably the most creatively daring and ambitious of Oxfords famed Inklings, the literary society that included such notables as C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Owen Barfield, and his chilling, breathtaking, and deeply felt fiction remains the gold standard for provocative and intelligent contemporary fantasy.
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Thank you so much @FantasyChick for my #AllHallowsReadSwap gifts! I love everything. 🖤 I can't decide what to dig into first. Hopefully yours arrives soon!

@MaleficentBookDragon 🎃📚

FantasyChick You're so welcome!!! I had so much fun shopping for you. I'm sure my package will show up before too long 😉 3mo
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MatchlessMarie
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Whoops my finger must have slipped! #AllHallowsReadSwap @MaleficentBookDragon

Chrissyreadit Haha!! Mine too! 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz 😂😂Mine might soon! Lol 4mo
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sprainedbrain
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Why yes, I did just sign up for my THIRD October swap. I justify this by saying it‘s my favorite time of the year, and it‘s seasonal. 🎃

See @MaleficentBookDragon for the link to sign up
So glad you‘re doing it again, Chelle!

#AllHallowsReadSwap

TheSpineView My 3rd swap too! 4mo
KarenUK @tex2flo I thought you might be interested 😘 4mo
lele1432 I may be signing up for my third too lol. I'm getting addicted! 🙇🏽‍♀️ 4mo
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JoScho I am so tempted to sign up for this one as well which will also make three for me. 4mo
sprainedbrain @lele1432 @JoScho this one has the option of 1 book and 1 goodie, which I told myself I was going to do, but at the last minute I switched to 3/3. Because I have zero self control and I own that. 😂 4mo
JoScho @sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 4mo
lele1432 Lol I'm really struggling to keep my choice at 1/1 as well! I will probably cave like you did. 😂 4mo
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Natascia.Brondino
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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A lost masterpiece...lost for a good reason!!! Probably I‘m not mystical enough to appreciate this book... I read a commentary which compared All Hallows‘Eve with The turn of the screw...probably the reviewer was stone drunk, no comparable

rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 Enjoy! 9mo
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crazycatlady
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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@MaleficentBookDragon I received my package!! I can't wait to open it!! #AllHallowsReadSwap

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Gissy
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Ok...Not the best photo but inside there are some nice goodies..well I hope my match thinks the same😳🤞but if match don't like them or like them a lot, match is allow to scream😱because it will be Halloween....Boo👻🎃It will be arriving by Monday.

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BethM
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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In the mail! #allhallowsreadswap

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BookNerd9906
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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My (perhaps a little overzealous) #screamathon stack. #octobertbr
@4thhouseontheleft

Reviewsbylola Mine is very ambitious too! 1y
DHill So many good books in this stack! 1y
BookNerd9906 @Reviewsbylola we got this. ✅💪📚 1y
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BookNerd9906 @DHill what‘s your favorite? Where should I start? 1y
DHill I loved Rose Madder and Bird Box. 1y
4thhouseontheleft I have a huge stack too! I read Coraline last year, and I think I will pick up another Gaiman first this year. 1y
MelissaSue81 Ooh. I‘m not doing #screamathon, but I think I should commit to reading a Stephen King book next month , as I never have. 1y
Clwojick Loved Along came a spider! 1y
BookNerd9906 @MelissaSue81 try 11-22-63 my favorite Stephen King book, and it‘s not scary. The Stand is amazing too. That was my first King ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
BookNerd9906 @4thhouseontheleft love Gaiman. Read Neverwhere this year, so good! 1y
BookNerd9906 @MelissaSue81 in fact, read both, and your #screamathon -ing 🤯 1y
MelissaSue81 @BookNerd9906 - omg.. aren‘t both those books like over 1000 pages each? Maybe I‘ll do one or the other, lol. 1y
BookNerd9906 @MelissaSue81 lol. Yea, they‘re chunksters. But both are super good. And I just creeped on your “read” list, it looks like we like a lot of the same books. ❤️ 1y
vkois88 I loved Coraline! 1y
Trashcanman 👁️😊👊 1y
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ConfessionofaBookaholic
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Super excited to join the book swap!! Can‘t wait to see what scares await 😱.

#allhallowsreadswap @MaleficentBookDragon

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TheReadingMermaid
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Oh Gods help me, I signed up for another swap!!! Come and join the fun guys!
#AllHallowsReadSwap @MaleficentBookDragon

MaleficentBookDragon Yay!!!!🦈🕸🕷🔪👻😈🦇🎃 1y
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Avanders
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
All signed up for @MaleficentBookDragon 's #AllHallowsReadSwap ! Head on over to her page for details and to join in...
🧡☠️🎃👻🖤💀🍁❤️

JoScho 🧡🧡🧡 1y
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TheWordJar
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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🎃💀👻😈🤡👽🤖👹🎃
Halloween is coming! Halloween is coming! And the magnificent @MaleficentBookDragon is once again hosting #AllHallowsReadSwap! There are different participation levels this year...something for everyone! Head on over to her page and sign up!
🎃💀👻😈🤡👽🤖👹🎃

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LitsyHappenings
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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Repost for @MaleficentBookDragon :
Thank you, you awesome scary Littens. @Avanders @TheWordJar. @BethM
The #AllHollowsReadBookExchange is on again for this year! I'm trying to streamline it and make it run smoother. So I should have the sign up form ready for this weekend. I ❤ you guys!
For those who have never heard of it, watch this video. Neil Gaiman explains All Hallow's Read. https://youtu.be/1tYtLeWN5NQ
Spread the joy. And the terror.

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Kshakal
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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I love the #allhallowsread swap hosted by @MaleficentBookDragon ... signs should be out this weekend!! Join us in the fun!!

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BethM
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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#allhallowsreadbookexchange is coming soon! Watch for it from @MaleficentBookDragon ! Meanwhile, watch Neil Gaiman talk about it. I'd listen to that man read the phone book. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1tYtLeWN5NQ&feature=youtu.be

BookwormAHN That was fantastic 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️ 1y
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Chrissyreadit
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Does anyone else think Fall and Halloween are the best time of year? @monalyisha this sounds like fun!

monalyisha Thanks! & thank you for sharing. 🖤🔮 1y
RadicalReader @Chrissyreadit what has been your favorite book you‘ve read this year ? 1y
Chrissyreadit @RadicalReader Bellewether just arrived and I Love Susannah Kearsley. I would completely recommend Dread Nation- excellent and fast YA. I also enjoyed the Kendra Donovan Books and The Gods Of Gotham. What about you? 1y
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the-flashley
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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@heylaurenmack Hi! I just wanted to make sure your #allhallowsreadbookexchange goodies made it to you safe and sound! I know you‘ve been having a bit of a rough time lately and I haven‘t seen you post anything, so I just wanted to check in and make sure that the package didn‘t get lost or stolen somewhere. Congratulations on your move, by the way! 😊

heylaurenmack Hey!! I haven‘t gotten it yet! Back during Hurricane Irma the apartment I was set to move into got destroyed so my unit number switched. I contacted the original email to have it updated from 138 to 59 but I‘m not sure it got to you? Also super nice to meet you! 2y
the-flashley Oh no! It‘s nice to meet you too, though. I did get the update and sent it to unit 59. The tracking said it was delivered Oct. 20 so something must have happened to it. I‘m so sorry it didn‘t get to you and that I haven‘t been in contact! 😢😬 2y
heylaurenmack It‘s okay!! That‘s two days after I moved in and my mail just started flowing normally so maybe it‘ll turn up? Pretty par for the course for this entire month for me lol 2y
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the-flashley @heylaurenmack I can only imagine! Hopefully it does show up, but I sent it through UPS so they should‘ve just dropped it at the door regardless. (edited) 2y
the-flashley It‘s crazy that my last book exchange went perfectly and I had to send it to Australia, but the one only going about 5 hrs away gets lost. Lol 🙄 (edited) 2y
heylaurenmack If it makes you feel better I was so broke from my moving emergencies I literally just now amazoned my exchange to Germany. #hallowfail 2y
the-flashley @heylaurenmack Haha hey, at least you got it out! But seriously, if it doesn‘t turn up in the next week or so, let me know and I‘ll send a replacement. I‘m pretty sure the package was insured, so I should be able to get some money back from UPS 2y
heylaurenmack Smart move! 2y
heylaurenmack UPS delivered my iPhone X today no problem so we are probably out of luck. Please don‘t feel like you need to send a replacement. Only if you have the time and resources. 2y
the-flashley @heylaurenmack Hmm I was afraid that would be the case. I‘ll totally send a replacement, though! Unfortunately I don‘t think I‘ll be able to find the same Spooky things that I sent before (other than books), so it may be more fall/Thanksgiving/christmas related. Lol 2y
heylaurenmack 😻😻😻😻 You are an angel 2y
the-flashley Lol thank you! It‘s really no problem, I enjoy buying things for other people! I‘ll try to get everything together in the next week or so and I‘ll let you know when I send it so you can look for it. 2y
heylaurenmack Okay! Do you still have the address or do you need me to email it to you? 2y
the-flashley @heylaurenmack I still have it! Thankfully I kept it just in case something like this happened 😁 2y
the-flashley @heylaurenmack okay, I promise I haven‘t forgotten about you! I‘ve finally gotten everything together and I‘m hoping to get it mailed out either tomorrow or Friday. So soon! 😊 2y
heylaurenmack Hahahaha! No worries at all! I‘m running late on my Xmas exchange. 10/10 over here. 2y
the-flashley @heylaurenmack hahaha good to know I‘m not alone! 😂 2y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
All Hallows' Eve: A Novel | Charles Williams
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I am so sorry! This arrived several days ago and I didn‘t have time to post it!! Thank you!! #allhollowsreadbookexchange

8leagueboot Oh my oh my who could that be from?? 😉👻 (edited) 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @8leagueboot Lol, I don‘t know. 😆. I can‘t wait to open it, two more days!! 2y
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