Dim Presences

‘A Warning to the Curious’ is arguably M R James’s last great ghost story. Published in 1925, it draws on the author’s own experience of holidaying in Aldeburgh, and seems at the same to time to be a response to the traumas of the first World War. Robert Lloyd Parry looks at the cultural and historical influences on the tale in an hour long documentary for Amazon Prime.

The English seaside has never looked so menacing.

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