Contents

From the Editors the cat who was cleopatra WILIAM PALMER

Don Marquis, archy and mehitabel

A Vintage Life ADAM SISMAN

Anne Fadiman, The Wine Lover’s Daughter

On the Slime Line FRANCES DONELY

Martin Cruz Smith, Polar Star

The Elephant Man in the Room • DANIEL CREAMER

Frederick Treves, The Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences

Death and the Duchess • LAURIE GRAHAM

Hugo Vickers, Behind Closed Doors

‘Hold on tight . . . and believe’ linda leatherbarrow

Stephen King, Nightmares & Dreamscapes

Contemplating Eternity MARIANE FISHER

David Jones, The Anathemata

Death by Chocolate MARTIN EDWARDS

Anthony Berkeley, The Poisoned Chocolates Case

Return to Sender MORAG MACINES

Undelivered Letters to Hudson’s Bay Company Men

A Guest of the Party DEREK PARKER

Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow

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