Andrew Caldecott is a QC specialising in media, defamation and libel law, as well as a novelist and occasional playwright. He represented the BBC in the Hutton Inquiry (into the death of biological warfare expert and UN weapons inspector David Kelly), the Guardian in the Leveson Inquiry (into the British press following the phone hacking scandal), and supermodel Naomi Campbell in her landmark privacy case, amongst many others.
His first produced play, Higher than Babel, was described as 'Assured and ambitious . . . deeply impressive debut' by Nick Curtis in the Evening Standard and 'Vivid and absorbing and grapples with big ideas without being dry, difficult or patronising' by Sarah Hemming, in the Financial Times, but informed by his love of history, which he studied at New College, Oxford, he was seized by the notion of a city-state hiding a cataclysmic secret: the result, Rotherweird. 'A history-tragic-comedy all rolled into one', says Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall, and 'baroque, Byzantine and beautiful,' according to M.R, Carey, author of The Girl with all the Gifts.
A sequel, Wyntertide, is currently taking shape.
Andrew Caldecott's books
Contents 9 • Foreword (Ghosts and Scholars: Ghost Stories in the Tradition of M. R. James) • (1987) • essay by Michael Cox13 • Introduction (Ghosts and Scholars: Ghost Stories in the Tradition of M. R. James) • (1987) • essay by Richard Dalby and Rosemary Pardoe17 • Ghosts—Treat Them Gently • (1931) • essay by M. R. James20 • On the Leads • (1904) • sh...(Read More)
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CONTENTSIntroduction · Richard PeytonThe Tay Bridge Ghost Train · Richard PeytonJourney into Fear · Arnold RidleyThe President’s Funeral Ride · Richard PeytonThe Ghost Train · Rod Serling’The White Train’ · Richard Peyton.007 · Rudyard KiplingThe Black Train of Lochalshhe Haunted Curve · Elliott O’DonnellThe Phantom Locomotive of Stevens Point · Richard PeytonP...(Read More)
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Comprising:Journey Into Fear by Arnold RidleyThe Ghost Train by Rod Serling.007 by Rudyard KiplingThe Haunted Curve by Elliott O'DonnellPacific 421 by August DerlethMidnight Express by Alfred NoyesThe Waiting Room by Robert AickmanThe Kill by Peter FlemingThe Town Where No One Got Off by Ray BradburyThe Wrong Station by A.M. BurrageLost in the Fog by J.D. BeresfordBranch Line t...(Read More)
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