Robert Lloyd Parry on M. R. James’ Ghost Stories

Robert Lloyd Parry on M. R. James’ Ghost Stories
Robert Lloyd Parry on stage as M. R. James

In the run-up to our Ghosts issue, which will go online on Halloween, Litro Lab talks to actor Robert Lloyd Parry about bringing the tales of the ghost story master, M. R. James, to the stage in his one-man show, and listen to his reading of James’ “A School Story”.

The music used in this podcast is “Unanswered Questions” by Kevin MacLeod ( and licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.



Liked what you heard? Robert Lloyd Parry is offering Litro Lab listeners a special offer on his CD of readings of M. R. James’s stories, Curious Creatures: The Shorter Horror of M. R. James. To get the physical CD for just £6.99 (going for £15.99 on Amazon UK), postage included, email [email protected] and tell him Litro sent you!

Emily Cleaver

About Emily Cleaver

Emily Cleaver is Litro's Online Editor. She is passionate about short stories and writes, reads and reviews them. Her own stories have been published in the London Lies anthology from Arachne Press, Paraxis, .Cent, The Mechanics’ Institute Review, One Eye Grey, and Smoke magazines, performed to audiences at Liars League, Stand Up Tragedy, WritLOUD, Tales of the Decongested and Spark London and broadcasted on Resonance FM and Pagan Radio. As a former manager of one of London’s oldest second-hand bookshops, she also blogs about old and obscure books. You can read her tiny true dramas about working in a secondhand bookshop at and see more of her writing at

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