Jeremy Dyson

Book Shambles Live at the Ilkley Literature Festival

The first of two Halloween specials, Robin is joined by co-creator and co-writer of The League of Gentlemen and Ghost Stories, as well as many other things, Jeremy Dyson. Recorded live at the Ilkley Literature Festival they chat about what authors drew them into both horror and comedy and influences on the League. Plus there’s talk of Stephen King, Robert Aikman, Arthur C Clarke and much more.

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Reading List

Jeremy recommends:

Night of the Crabs by Guy N Smith

The work of Carl Jung

Planet of the Spiders by Barry Letts

Compulsory Games by Robert Aickman

The work of Robert Aickman

The work of MR James

The Complete Short Stories of Roald Dahl

The Brand New Monty Python Bok by Monty Python

Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

Danse Macabre by Stephen King

Dark Companions by Ramsey Campbell

Blue Motel edited by Peter Crowther

Robin recommends:

Tinker Tailor Solider Spy by John le Carré

The giant killer crab novels of Guy N Smith

Robin Ince’s Bad Book Club by Robin Ince

A Jobbing Actor by John Le Mesurier

Bright Darkness: Lost Art of the Supernatural Horror Film by Jeremy Dyson

Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious World by Simon Welfare, John Fairley and Arthur C Clarke

Mind Over Matter by Kit Pedler

The work of Peter Dickinson

This is Memorial Device by David Keenan

Dead Funny and Dead Funny Encore edited by Robin Ince and Johnny Mains

I’m a Joke and So Are You by Robin Ince

The Haunted Book by Jeremy Dyson

Never Trust a Rabbit by Jeremy Dyson

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