The Mammoth Book of True Hauntings

The Mammoth Book of True Hauntings

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by Peter Haining
     
 

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This giant collection includes a huge range of 20th-century first-hand accounts of hauntings, such as the American troops who repeatedly saw the ghosts of a dead platoon of men while on patrol in Vietnam; and the witnessed haunting of a house near Tintagel in Cornwall that led actress Kate Winslet to pull out of buying the property.

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This giant collection includes a huge range of 20th-century first-hand accounts of hauntings, such as the American troops who repeatedly saw the ghosts of a dead platoon of men while on patrol in Vietnam; and the witnessed haunting of a house near Tintagel in Cornwall that led actress Kate Winslet to pull out of buying the property.

It covers the full spectrum of credible hauntings, from poltergeists (the noisy, dangerous and frightening spirits that are usually associated with pubescent girls, like the Bell Witch), to phantoms (like the Afrits of Saudi Arabia) and seduction spirits (such as the Lorelei, which have lured German men to death).

Also included are the notes of the most famous ghost hunters of the twentieth century such as Hans Holzer, Susy Smith (USA); Harry Price, Jenny Randles (UK); Joyce Zwarycz (Australia), Eric Rosenthal (South Africa), and Hwee Tan (Japan).

Plus essays by such names as Robert Graves, Edgar Cayce, and M. R. James outlining their own - often extraordinary - conclusions as to just what ghosts might be; along with a full bibliography and list of useful resources.

Praise for MBO Haunted House Stories:

'A first rate list of contributors ... Hair raising!' Time Out

'All we need say is buy it.' Starlog

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780333656
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
553,249
File size:
9 MB

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Meet the Author

Peter Haining was a prolific editor of anthologies and collections throughout all subgenres of fiction, and he also wrote his own short stories, recently a series about the Second World War. He collected and edited several books about Sherlock Holmes including The Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook and The Television Sherlock Holmes to tie in with the iconic Jeremy Brett series of the eighties and nineties. He died in 2007.

Peter Haining wrote and edited a number of acclaimed books on the supernatural, including Ghosts: The Illustrated History, and A Dictionary of Ghosts, as well as fiction anthologies The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories. A former publisher and much admired figure, he died in 2007. He lived in a sixteenth-century house in Suffolk that is haunted by the ghost of a Napoleonic prisoner of war.

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Mammoth Book of True Hauntings 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
BarnesNobleFan More than 1 year ago
I have read many true-life accounts of hauntings. The vignettes in this collection, occurring in turn-of-the-century Britain, appear as the events were apparently chronicled in news articles. I found this book fun, amusing, interesting; good bedtime fare, though not as good as "Ghosts", by Hans Holzer. All in all, worthwhile reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read many of the Mammoth Book series and this would did not live up to my expectations at all. Thought it would be more of stories, something along the lines of Ghosts of Virginia or Gettysburg. If you can borrow this from someone, that would be the only way I would read it.
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