The English Ghost: Spectres Through Time (Paperback)Peter Ackroyd (author)
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The English see more ghosts than any other nation. From medieval times to the present day, stories have been told about ghosts who avenge injustice, souls who long for peace and spooks who just want to have fun.
The English Ghost is a treasure trove of such sightings; comical and scary, like all the best ghost stories, these accounts, packed with eerie detail, range from the moaning child that terrified Wordworth's nephew at Cambridge to modern day hitchhikers on Blue Bell Hill.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
A rich and compelling assembly of stories for winter nights * New Statesman *
This is a wonderful little book. It's properly old-fashioned and unorthodox, a scrapbook of clues, tittle-tattle, hints and mortal byways -- Roger Clarke * Independent *
Ackroyd's collection glides seamlessly from terror to humour to downright peculiarity: it is the ideal read as the nights darken and Halloween approaches -- Tina Jackson * Metro *
A fascinating anthology of sightings of ghosts in England over the centuries -- Andrew Lycett * Literary Review *
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