“Dr. Taverner” there would have been no Dion Fortune,’ and to him I offer the tribute of these pages. —Dion Fortune, London. The Secrets of Dr. Taverner iii. My October salute to forgotten supernatural and occult works of fiction continues with this contribution to the occult detective genre by Dion. Secrets of Doctor Taverner by Dion Fortune, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Review of Dion Fortune’s The Secrets of Doctor Taverner | Freeman’s Reviews

Instead, he finds himself employed by Taverner to run his nursing home, a place where weird and incurable patients are sent by their baffled caretakers. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The Secrets of Dr. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here They all take place in brilliant sunshine. May 26, Blue rated it it was amazing.

Secrets of Doctor Taverner

A collection of 12 stories originally published in magazines during the s, the tales follow the adventures of a Sherlock Holmes type of character, the great psychic detective Doctor Aecrets, and his assistant Dr. He is assisted in the care of these patients by Dr. Posted by J F Norris at 6: If it has one star I liked it a lot If it has two stars I liked it a dioon and would recommend it If it has three stars I really really liked it a lot If it has four stars I insist you read din If it has five stars it was life changing.

An essential and fun read for anyone interested in the Western Mystery Tradition, Dion Fortune, the melding of medicine and magic, or just good oldfashioned paranormal fiction. Yvette October 15, at 3: You are commenting using your Facebook account.


They take you into the inner worlds of the human mind — a world full of strange twists and unexpected happenings!

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A True Ghost Story. Newer Post Older Post Secerts. See if you have enough points for this item. Taverner picks dr.taferner the cases of which the available medical and psychiatric practitioners can make no sense.

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Apr 29, Ginger rated it really liked it. Round the Fire Stories. Perhaps part of the reason the quality of the stories improves through the book is the narrator’s increased acceptance of the world around him. They intercept the latest gift and examine the flowers discovering strange seeds hidden inside one as well as a moonstone. Return to Book Page. Fortune had written more tales.

Reveries over Childhood and Youth. Love, or more accurately the lack of the proper love, are often are the root cause of all the strange events. Treating the diseases of the occult.

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Jan 11, Aaron Meyer rated it really liked it Shelves: Published June 1st by Ariel Press first published In “The Soul that Would Not Be Born” a man kisses a woman, they look deeply into each other’s eyes and recognize each other from previous lives. Apr 08, Pinar rated it it was amazing Shelves: You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.


This entry was posted in Reviews. Would you like us to take another look at this review? True Tales of the Weird. Friday, October 14, FFB: Despite being a selection of short stories the narrator himself undergoes his own journey. In particular, the first story, called Blood Lust, a vampire tale, illustrated to me just how flat that genre has become in modern story-telling. Dr.taverer talks of “souls in dungeons” and admonishes his xion for not showing compassion for their patients.

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And Taverner grabs the jewel out of Rhodes’ hand before he can follow through cion a desire to hurl both himself and the jewel out the open window. Lists with This Book.

We appreciate your feedback. This sounds even wierder than the story of the caretaker of that weedy field. Jun 23, Wreade rated it liked it Shelves: Rhodes, the medical superintendent, and narrator of the stories. Account Options Sign in.