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Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories

Rooted in place, slipping between worlds - a rich collection of unnerving ghosts and sinister histories.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....

Title : Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories
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ISBN : 9781910463734
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 214 pages
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Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories Reviews

  • John Brunton

    Eight ghosts takes the reader on a journey through eight ghost stories, these are the ghosts that lurk in English ruins and large historical mansions. In the back of the book there is a guide to some of the place you can visit where may or may not be haunted, like many of these books some stories work and others well at least they try. But if all your looking for are ghost stories to be read out loud around a candle flame late on Halloween eve. Then this book will be perfect for making you glanc ...more

  • Kelly Pells

    I was so excited when I heard about this collection. You have to admit it’s a fantastic idea; eight authors, eight haunted locations, and eight ghost stories based on places the reader is able to visit in real life. I was expecting a lot from a group of stories by writers including The Essex Serpent author Sarah Perry, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time author Mark Haddon, and The Loney author Andrew Michael Hurley. Thankfully, I was not disappointed.

    There’s a chance that any coll

  • Stephanie Wasek

    A solid little bunch of ghost stories (although very much on the safe side, in case a bit of shock and gore is more your thing), and the bonus 'gazetteer of English Heritage hauntings' at the back is excellent for sparking the imagination and inspiring wanderlust. Perry, Shamsie and Porter are the super-standouts for me, and Winterson's tale is ultimately a love story that warms even my Arctic heart.

  • Bobwgreen

    A great collection of spooky tales that was a great Christmas treat. All the stories are well written with creepy atmosphere and the final tale by Max Porter stands out for me for its mix of humour and horror. A wonderful idea to raise funds for English Heritage: to get authors to write ghost stories after visits to their properties. I’m hoping another volume will follow.

  • Blair

    A collection of brand new ghost stories by a strong selection of highly regarded authors, inspired by historic English Heritage sites; Eight Ghosts was a must-have, a book I just had to buy as soon as I laid eyes on a copy. It didn't disappoint. Although I liked some more than others, I enjoyed every one of these tales, with those by Sarah Perry, Stuart Evers, Kamila Shamsie and, particularly, Max Porter standing out as highlights.

    The stories are accompanied by a short essay – 'Within These Wall

  • Laura

    These stories were a bit hit and miss for me. I picked this up every now and then over quite a long period of time so for the earlier ones, it's been a while now since I read them.

    Favourites were:

    The Bunker - Mark Haddon

    As Strong as Death - Jeanette Winterson

    Mrs Charbury at Eltham - Max Porter

    There's also an interesting 'Gazetteer of English Heritage Hauntings' at the back of the book which includes a short bit of history and reported hauntings of numerous sites throughout England.

    I think the bo

  • Ann Wright

    This is a collection of eight ghost stories by well-known authors, each one about a different English Heritage site. It's a must read book for anyone like me who loves exploring old castles and forts, but even if you don't it makes entertaining reading for anyone who enjoys ghost stories, with a bit of history thrown in. Each author evokes the atmosphere of their chosen site, along with some of the history.

    I've already visited some of the places: Housesteads Roman Fort, Carlisle Castle, Kenilwo

  • Sonja

    „English Heritage“ ist eine Einrichtung in Großbritannien, die über 400 historische Orte und Gebäude verwaltet und pflegt.

    Für „Eight Ghosts“ haben sie acht Autorinnen und Autoren eingeladen, je einen dieser geschichtsträchtigen Plätze zu besuchen und sich dort zu einer Geistergeschichte inspirieren zu lassen.

    Herausgekommen ist eine vielfältige und kurzweilige Shortstoriesammlung, die sich nicht nur an Halloween gut lesen lässt.

    Manche Erzählungen fand ich gruseliger als andere, aber das ist Gesch