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Bettie's Books

A Stuga On the Cusp of the Orust Riviera, tucked away next to a hobbit hole in the woods.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes - I am really on a Bradbury kick at the moment - and loving it all.A re-visit via BBC:Dramatised by Diana GriffithsWill .. Theo Gregory Jim ... Josef Lindsay Charlie ... Henry Goodman Mr. Dark .. Kenneth Cranham Mr. Coogar/ Lightening rod salesman ... Gerard McDermott Miss Foley ..... Barbara Barnes Dust Witch ... Buffy Davis Robert .. Taran Stanzler Young Miss Foley ..... Amelia Clarkson JED ..... Ethan Brooke Composer ..... David Paul Jones Sound ..... Paul Cargill Produced/Directed by Pauline Harrisblurbs - Set in 1960's Illinois this gem of modern Gothic literature is the memorable story of two boys, James Nightshade and William Halloway, and the evil that grips their small Midwestern town with the arrival of a "dark carnival" one Autumn midnight. These two innocents, both aged 13, (Will is born one minute before Halloween, and Jim one minute after) save the souls of the town (as well as their own). This is a vivid variation on the eternal theme of the fight between Good and Evil. A thrilling, chilling, richly kaleidoscopic sound world ensues; a shimmering mirror maze that reflects your older or younger self, depending on your desires, and a magic carousel that plays Chopin's Funeral March forwards - with each rotation you gain a year, and rotating backwards - you get younger.