The Guide to Mysterious Aberdeen
Aberdeen is full of mysteries, marvels and strangeness, and this book is a comprehensive guide to them all. Here you will encounter magic, witchcraft, folklore and superstitions; contemporary urban legends; gargoyles and graveyards; graverobbers and murderers; stone circles and prehistoric burial sites; UFOs and freak weather; and tales of horror, madness, humour - and dangerous porridge. Many forgotten aspects of the city's strange history are here, from the disturbing (spontaneous human combustion, William Wallace's dismembered limbs, the man who died of fright after a mock execution, and the bodysnatching professors) to the downright bizarre (a talking statue, a wedding celebration which was mistaken for an alien invasion fleet, and golf with giant skulls). The Guide to Mysterious Aberdeen is the tenth in Geoff Holder's acclaimed series. As with the previous volumes, it is profusely illustrated with over 100 photographs and draws on both ancient and modern sources. Full access and location details are given for both driver and walker alike, making this the indispensable companion for anyone exploring the Granite City.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 156 x 232 x 14mm | 421.84g
- 01 Feb 2011
- The History Press Ltd
- Stroud, United Kingdom
About Geoff Holder
Geoff Holderhas been a full-time author since January 2008. A former television/video producer and scriptwriter, his credits include "Mysterious Scotland," and many award-winning shorts. His previous books in the series include "Loch Ness," "Perthshire," "Arran," and "Iona," and he gives talks on various Fortean topics throughout the year."