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    The Penguin Book of Ghosts: Haunted England (Hardback) By (author) Jennifer Westwood, By (author) Jacqueline Simpson


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    DescriptionShiver at the story of the malevolent apparition of 50 Berkeley Square no one has survived seeing. Listen for the tapping cane, when Jeremy Bentham's mummified body walks through the corridors of University College. Watch out for the Roman centurion who still patrols the causeway linking Mersea Island to Essex. Shudder at the ghosts of kings and queens that keep returning to their old home at Windsor. Beware the black dog of Shap Fell: a sighting presages fatal accidents.England's history echoes with stories of unquiet spirits and hauntings, of headless highwaymen and grey ladies, of premonitions of death and indelible blood-stains. Here, county by county and place by place, Jennifer Westwood and Jacqueline Simpson gather together all the most interesting supernatural tales from The Lore of the Land. From a ghostly army marching across Cumbria to landlords' appeals against rates (because no one will rent their haunted house), from the phantom hitchhiker of the Blackwall Tunnel to Francis Drake's drum summoning him when England is in danger, these fascinating and unforgettable stories are part of our legendary past - and present.

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    The Penguin Book of Ghosts
    Haunted England
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jennifer Westwood, By (author) Jacqueline Simpson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 182 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9781846141010
    ISBN 10: 184614101X

    BIC E4L: PAR
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.3
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    BIC subject category V2: VXQG
    B&T General Subject: 590
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    LC classification: D
    B&T Approval Code: A33740000
    BISAC V2.8: OCC021000
    DC22: 133.10942
    BISAC V2.8: OCC023000, OCC016000
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    Thema V1.0: NHTB, VXQG
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-E
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    Penguin Books Ltd
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    Publication date
    21 April 2010
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    Author Information
    Jennifer Westwood's books include Albion: A Guide to Legendary Britain (1985), Gothick Cornwall (1992), Lost Atlantis (1997) and On Pilgrimage (2003). Dr Jacqueline Simpson's books include Icelandic Folktales and Legends (1971, 2004), The Folklore of the Welsh Border (1976, 2004), British Dragons (1980, 2000), and, with Steve Roud, A Dictionary of English Folklore (2000). She lives in West Sussex.