Mar. 10th, 2019

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On the train back home from Leeds, after a great night with Andrew, [personal profile] strange_complex, [personal profile] miss_s_b, and Other Holly watching A Pleasing Terror live memorized tellings, in costume and in character and in candlelight, of M.R. James ghost stories.

I've seen this storyteller a few times, at the Lowry in Salford and at a weird place underneath railway arches in Leeds. Today was in the Leeds Library, a private subscription library that's full of well-preserved atmosphere that absolutely perfect for occasions like this. We sat among towering stacks of books and the smell of old wood.

The weather even provided such convincing blustery wind noises during "Canon Alberic's Scrapbook" that Holly was convinced they were spooky sound effects for the occasion.

We made sure to go in early to get good seats and ended up right in front, where I could admire the candlelight glinting off my glass of white wine.

It was a great night, and I'm on my way home full of pizza and salad from a place that wasn't where we'd meant to eat but ended up being at least as good. Sometimes these things just work out, and it's nice.

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