Scottish Ghost Stories

Scottish Ghost Stories

by James Robertson

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Overview

Inheriting the tradition of Hugh Miller, the nineteenth century folklorist and stonemason (whose own haunted life is the subject of the opening chapter), James Robertson has, where possible, researched the original or oldest written source and visited the site of each story to compile the most comprehensive and authoritative collection of the Scottish supernatural. Some of the stories gathered here are deservedly famous, such as those associated with Glamis Castle or the tale of Major Weir, while others ('The Deil of Littledean' and 'The Drummer of Cortachy') are less familiar or even contemporary accounts related to the author personally - but all are equally intriguing and fascinating reflections of the culture and period to which they belong.

Neither a wary sceptic nor a fanatical believer, but an advocate of the validity of individual experience of the strange and unexplainable, James Robertson's Scottish Ghost Stories is an imaginative and chilling recasting of an established Scottish ghost-hunting and story-telling tradition - a homage to the particular mystery and character of a land which continues to produce ghosts whether from den to glen, Highlands to Lowlands, Catholic to Protestant.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780751553314
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 06/06/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 258,246
File size: 326 KB

About the Author

James Robertson has travelled widely and had a number of jobs, including ice-packer, fruit-picker, publisher's rep and also worked for eight years in Waterstones in Glasgow and Edinburgh. He is now a full time writer.

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