Granted He goes on to wish he hadn t been so uick to judge It s a wonderful story and one I am Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age (Lemelson Center Studies in Invention and Innovation series) looking forward to refreshing in my memory again 3 short stories The first one Mr Corbett s Ghost was stunning and very atmospheric I just couldn t stop reading The second one Vaarlem and Tripp was not so interesting and when I turned a page to read I realised it was over theast one The Simpleton was better Garfield really is a stunningly good writer with modern children s books i usually have to switch off that part of my BRAIN THAT DELIGHTS IN SWIRLING BAROUE AND ATMOSPHERIC LANGUAGE that delights in swirling baroue and atmospheric Logic, Labels, And Flesh language not here and i remember enjoying his books just as much in childhood cue small in my day rant It s New Year s Eve and Benjamin Partridge an apprentice in Mister Corbett s apothecary shop is ready toeave and join his friends and family in the night s celebrations But Mister Corbett sends Benjamin on a ast minute delivery Little does Benjamin realize that this errand may cost him his heart and soul before the night is over and the New Year rings Of the man he hated most in the worldA brilliant collection of three short stories from a master story teller who will keep you turning the pages until the very en. Leon Garfield reminds me of Roald Dahl Neil Gaiman Chris Priestley and Charles Dickens Mr Corbett s Ghost 4Vaarlem and Tripp 3The Simpleton 3 The first chapter was worth 5 so i found this in my dad and my grandpa s book collection i The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths loved this one so much a small short story but one of my absolute favorites how did A Christmas Carol make it into the history books but not this one Mr Corbett s Ghost isike Ebenezer Scrooge if it were warped and twisted into a dark and creepy story about death and the aftermath of it can t wait to go back and read it again Leon Garfield was one of my favourite authors when I was a child and I m still enthralled by his page turning
TRULY DELIGHTFUL STORYTELLING AS AN ADULT LEON GARFIELD IS delightful storytelling as an adult Leon Garfield is very good writerI am particularly impressed by his use of repetition He knows how to repeat words to make them funny moving serious and I can t think of any writer who can use repetition with such keenness and finesseEach of the three stories had words that were repeatedThe first Mr Corbett s ghost mainly repe. Mr Corbett is a cruel employer and his young apprentice Benjamin can't help but wish he were dead So when a strange old man offers to make his wish come true Benjam. help but wish he were dead So when a strange old man offers to make his wish come true Benjam. ,
Ated the phrase heart and soul and that is what The Story Is About In Being Haunted By The Lost story is about In being haunted by the Modeling and Analysis of Communicating Systems lost soul of his hated employer young Benjaminearns what is in his heart The second repeated words of dinginess and glory and made an point about what glory may actually be and how great
TALENT CAN BE WRAPPED IN DINGY PACKAGESTHE THIRD ANOTHERcan be wrapped in dingy packagesThe third another with soul selling was about Inventing the Medium: Principles of Interaction Design as a Cultural Practice love getting the main character both in and out of character This also included scenes I ve never read in a sea story such as beingocked in a hold with a bunch of The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth loose fetters flying about and a marvellous description of a ship with its sails furled beingike a house with the roof openedI m very glad I dedicated a month or so to various Garfield works he has given me a ot of pleasure and a few tips I saw this as a special Christmas adaption on ITV many years ago Sadly it doesn t seem to be available anywhere these days but of course there is always the bookThe story itself concerns a boy "working for a tyrannical apothecary He makes a Christmas wish that is. In finds it impossible to refuse Sure " for a tyrannical apothecary He makes a Christmas wish that is. In finds it impossible to refuse Sure Mr Corbett meets untimely death but the tables turn on the terrified apprentice who finds himself cursed with the ghost.