The Times Anthology of Ghost Stories (1975, this Corgi edition 1977) keeps surprising me. First for the Barnes bio, but now for this tidbit:
The judges were Kingsley Amis, whose ghost story The Green Man became one of his most widely praised novels; Patricia Highsmith, the accomplished practitioner of the psychological “creepie”; and Christopher Lee, celebrated for his range of supernatural film roles, less well known as a scholar who was examined at Cambridge by M. R. James himself.
Christopher Lee, who knew…
I’ve been digging through my collection for the "October special" feature on Writers No One Reads.