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Eight Ghosts : The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories

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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
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 22.86mm | 476.27g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1910463736
  • 9781910463734
  • 165,038

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`An impressive line-up of established and emerging names.' Sunday Times | `Subtly evocative of human relations - loss, grief, or the fear of loneliness.' TLS | `Will send shivers down your spine and make you check under the bed before you sleep. A satisfying and spooky read.' Sun | `Unnervingly good, with tales of malevolent works of Jacobean art, time-slip theatrics in a Cold War bunker and a keep that lives up to its name.' Sunday Express
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About Andrew Martin

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.
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