London has a reputation for being the world's most haunted capitol, with ghosts from every era and in all parts of the city. From Highgate to Wimbledon and from Chiswick to Wanstead, specters can be found in every kind of location, from pubs, hotels, and theaters to bridges, monuments, and parks.
In this book, Richard Jones recounts the tales of almost 200 hauntings. He guides you around the city, taking you to the most haunted house in London at 50 Berkeley Square to meet apparitions so ghastly that people have been literally scared to death. He also introduces more playful revenants, like the regretful ghost of a rich merchant who, leaving too late in life, flirtily pinches women's bottoms as a ghost.
Whether you tour the city from you armchair or on foot, you will be transported back through history to the time when Jack the Ripper roamed the street; when Oliver Cromwell's body was exhumed, tried, and "hanged"; and when Nelson died, victorious, at Trafalgar.
Richard Jones is an informed and entertaining guide who retells the tales of famous, infamous, and ordinary wraiths who inhabit London's underworld. Whether they were plague victims, murderers, actors, lovers, or kindly old ladies, their haunting will captivate your imagination.
|Publisher:||New Holland Publishers, Limited UK|
|Product dimensions:||8.86(w) x 11.42(h) x 0.79(d)|