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|
|Number of Pages||:||214 pages|
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Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories Reviews
Wonderfully creepy stories. Most of them 4 stars, but Sarah Perry, Max Porter and, my favourite by far, Jeannette Winterson's deserve a solid 5 stars. Some of these gave me actual chills while I was reading them at night.
Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories is a collection, created by eight authors.
The premises of this series of ghost stories was inspired. Eight authors were offered a choice of the English heritage sites to create their story around.
As a concept for spinning new tales of horror, it works on many levels.
The stories differ in quality and length. Some of them feel like a sketch which hasn't been finished, but have a potential to develop into a longer story.
Sinister backgroun ...more
This book is pretty much as the cover describes, eight authors were given after hours access to eight English Heritage sites to create this new series of ghost stories. The book immediately peaked my interest, I have been an English Heritage member for many years and I am always intrigued by the histories of the properties. I also enjoy a good ghost story, so this book seemed to offer the best of both worlds.
The collection of stories is really quite interesting. Some of the authors chose a histo...more
"Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories" consists of eight eerie tales, each inspired by and set within the walls of one of English Heritage’s historic properties.
001 - "They Flee From Me That Sometimes Did Me Seek" by Sarah Perry
017 - "Mr. Lanyard's Last Case" by Andrew Michael Hurley
039 - "The Bunker" by Mark Haddon
063 - "Foreboding" by Kamila Shamsie
079 - "Never Departed More" by Stuart Evers
101 - "The Wall" by Kate Clanchy
115 - "As Strong As Death" by Jeanette ...more
This book of eight original ghost stories set in various English Heritage properties is beautifully designed, but the stories themselves are a little disappointing and I found myself wondering why these authors were chosen in particular. They were given after hours freedom, but most of them have responded to their featured buildings as they are today, as tourist attractions, and, in spite of some accomplished writing there is a strong sense of pre-existing preoccupations being grafted onto a Her ...more
As with any collection of short stories, some are better than others. Overall, I did enjoy this book - It was interesting to look at the inspirations for each story afterwards. If you are into these kinds of books then I highly recommend it.
Interesting book idea; picked because of Jeanette Winterson's inclusion; some short stories worked well - of particular note - Sarah Perry; Kamila Shamsie. Winterson's 'As Strong as Death' did not disappoint.
I loved the concept behind this collection of creepy stories - eight British authors were given time to explore haunted English Heritage sites, and asked to contribute a ghost story afterwards. The tales make fabulous use of their settings, drawing on existing folk lore, or architectural features of the locations, to recount fictional hauntings. While each story is quite different, they are united in their creativity and eeriness. Sarah Perry, Max Porter and Stuart Evers' tales stood out to me a ...more