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AMATEUR writers got the perfect treat this halloween as their terrifying tales were featured in a book of ghost stories.

The Stamford Book of Ghost Stories was released last night at a party at the Stamford Arts Centre.

The book is a collection of stories submitted for the writing competition at last year’s Stamford Festival of Ghosts.

At the release party all the authors were presented with a copy of the book by Mayor of Stamford Councillor John Binder.

Marketing and publicity officer at the arts centre, Kim Taylor, said: “It was a really good night, a great success. The authors were thrilled to see their stories in print.”

The book is being published by Walker’s Books, and is available at all Walker’s Bookshops, the Stamford Arts Centre and on

It features the best local story winner Jimmy Pea of Stamford, who wrote “The Curse of Hunger”; the ages eight to 12’ winner Finn Hudson of Manthorpe, with “The Beach House” and the ages 12 to 16 winner Camilla Beech of Tickencote, who wrote “The Lake”.

The book has been published in memory of the festival’s creative consultant and competition judge Mark Crick, who sadly passed away in March this year.