Profile: Cynthia Asquith

Portrait Photo of Writer Cynthia AsquithLady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith was an English writer, now known for her ghost stories and diaries. She also wrote novels and edited a number of anthologies, as well as writing for children and on the British Royal family.

Her father was Hugo Richard Charteris, 11th Earl of Wemyss (1857 – 1937) and her mother Mary Constance Wyndham (see The Souls). She married Herbert Asquith in 1910.

In 1913 she met D. H. Lawrence in Margate, and became a friend and correspondent.


A Selection of Published Books In Print

Book Cover for The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by WomenTHE MAMMOTH BOOK OF GHOST STORIES BY WOMEN

25 chilling short stories by outstanding female writers. Women have always written exceptional stories of horror and the supernatural. This anthology aims to showcase the very best of these, from Amelia B. Edwards’s ‘The Phantom Coach’, published in 1864, through past luminaries such as Edith Wharton and Mary Elizabeth Braddon, to modern talents including Muriel Gray, Sarah Pinborough and Lilith Saintcrow. From tales of ghostly children to visitations by departed loved ones, and from heart-rending stories to the profoundly unsettling depiction of extreme malevolence, what each of these stories has in common is the effect of a slight chilling of the skin, a feeling of something not quite present, but nevertheless there. If anything, this showcase anthology proves that sometimes the female of the species can also be the most terrifying . . .

Book Buy Links:  Running Press  |  Better World BooksAmazon

Other Work:

The Black Cap: new stories of murder and mystery

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Book Buy Links: Centipede Press

The Big Book of the Masters of Horror, Weird and Supernatural

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