Sarban is one of the old weird authentics. No outline of mine can possibly convey the skill with which old man Sarban maintains suspense and builds up imagined fears upon unimagined horrors.
Sarban was the pen name of John William Wall (1910-1989), a British writer and diplomat known for writing thrilling fantasy and alternative histories. Ringstones, Sarban’s first published work (1951), established him amongst critics and readers as a writer of unusually evocative power. The story is set on the Northumberland moors, where Daphne Hazel appears to cross the boundaries of time, becoming involved with terrifying personalities from the mysterious past.