Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of Ghost Stories

Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of Ghost Stories


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Rooted in place, slipping between worlds - a rich collection of unnerving ghosts and sinister histories.

Eight authors were given after hours freedom at their chosen English heritage site. Immersed in the history, atmosphere and rumours of hauntings, they channelled their darker imaginings into a series of extraordinary new ghost stories.

Sarah Perry's intense tale of possession at the Jacobean country house Audley End is a work of psychological terror, while Andrew Michael Hurley's story brings an unforgettably shocking slant to the history of Carlisle Castle. Within the walls of these historic buildings each author has found inspiration to deliver a new interpretation of the classic ghost story.

Relish the imagined terrors at these exhilarating locations:

Kate Clanchy, Housesteads Roman Fort
Stuart Evers, Dover Castle
Mark Haddon, York Cold War Bunker
Andrew Michael Hurley, Carlisle Castle
Sarah Perry, Audley End
Max Porter Eltham Palace
Kamila Shamsie, Kenilworth Castle
Jeanette Winterson, Pendennis Castle

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910463734
Publisher: Global Book Sales
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 798,174
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

English Heritage cares for over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edge of an empire to a Cold War bunker. Through these we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million visitors each year. By buying this book, you are helping us to carry out vital conservation work at our sites across the country so that they can continue to inspire storytellers (and ghost hunters) for generations to come. Thank you for your support.

Table of Contents

They Flee From Me That Sometime Did Me Seek by Sarah Perry; Mr Lanyard’s Last Case by Andrew Michael Hurley; The Bunker by Mark Haddon; Foreboding by Kamila Shamsie; Never Departed More by Stuart Evers; The Wall by Kate Clanchy; As Strong as Death by Jeanette Winterson; Mrs Charbury at Eltham by Max Porter; Afterword: Within These Walls by Andrew Martin; Afterword: A Gazetteer of English Heritage Hauntings; Biographical Notes

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