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Algernon Blackwood

Algernon Henry Blackwood (March 14, 1869 - December 10, 1951) was a British writer of ghost stories.

Born in Shooter's Hill (today part of south-east London, but then part of north-west Kent), Algernon Blackwood had a varied career, farming in Canada, operating a hotel, mining in the Alaskan goldfields, and working as a newspaper reporter in New York City before moving to England and starting to write ghost stories - at which he was very successful, writing 10 books of short stories and appearing on both radio and television to tell them.

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