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    DescriptionThe 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.


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    Title
    The English Ghost
    Subtitle
    Spectres Through Time
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Ackroyd
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 208 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099287575
    ISBN 10: 0099287579
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.3
    BIC subject category V2: VXQG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24740
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    DC22: 133.10942
    BISAC V2.8: OCC023000
    BIC subject category V2: CVC
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    31 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Peter Ackroyd has written acclaimed biographies of Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Charles Dickens, William Blake, Shakespeare and Thomas More, as well as short books about Chaucer, J.M.W. Turner, Isaac Newton and most recently, Edgar Allen Poe. A bestselling biographer, historian, novelist and broadcaster, he holds a CBE for services to literature. He is the author of London: The Biography and Thames: Sacred River, and lives in London.
    Review quote
    "Ackroyd's book has its fair share of terrified hauntees and, unless you're a sceptic, there are plenty of scenes that will make the hairs on the back of your neck bristle" -- Simon Griffith Mail on Sunday "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
    Back cover copy
    'A winning compendium' Daily Telegraph 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. 'Ackroyd's book has its fair share of terrified hauntees and, unless you're a sceptic, there are plenty of scenes that will make the hairs on the back of your neck bristle' Mail on Sunday 'Ackroyd's collection glides seamlessly from terror to humour to downright peculiarity: it is the ideal read as the nights darken and Halloween approaches' Metro 'A fascinating anthology' Literary Review 'This is a wonderful little book. It's properly old-fashioned and unorthodox, a scrapbook of clues, tittle-tattle, hints and mortal byways' Independent