Books: Haunted Horseplay

Haunted Horseplay

THE HAUNTED HOUSE—Hilaire Belloc, illustrations by G. K. Chesterton —Harpers ($2.50). Rackham, also known as Rackham Catchings, was a nice house for a murder. Part of it was built in the time of Queen Elizabeth. Various stucco wings added to its ugliness through the ages. Among other things, it contained "many a bad watercolour by ladies of the place, living and dead; a few portraits in the drawing-room, one of which, almost black, was reputed to be a Gainsborough." Rackham had come into the possession of Mrs....

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