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  • Published: 2 August 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141959535
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

Haunted England



Watch out for a ghostly ship and its spectral crew off the coast of Cornwall

Listen for the unearthly tread and rustling silk dress of Darlington's Lady Jarratt

Shiver at the malevolent apparition of 50 Berkeley Square that no-one survives seeing

Beware the black dog of Shap Fell: a sighting warns of fatal accidents

England's past echoes with stories of unquiet spirits and hauntings, of headless highwaymen and grey ladies, indelible bloodstains and ghastly premonitions. Here, county by county, are the nation's most fascinating supernatural tales and bone-chilling legends: from a ghostly army marching across Cumbria to the vanishing hitchhiker of Bluebell Hill, from the gruesome Man-Monkey of Shropshire to the phantom congregation who gather for a 'Sermon of the Dead' ...
%%%Watch out for a ghostly ship and its spectral crew off the coast of Cornwall

Listen for the unearthly tread and rustling silk dress of Darlington's Lady Jarratt

Shiver at the malevolent apparition of 50 Berkeley Square that no-one survives seeing

Beware the black dog of Shap Fell: a sighting warns of fatal accidents

England's past echoes with stories of unquiet spirits and hauntings, of headless highwaymen and grey ladies, indelible bloodstains and ghastly premonitions. Here, county by county, are the nation's most fascinating supernatural tales and bone-chilling legends: from a ghostly army marching across Cumbria to the vanishing hitchhiker of Bluebell Hill, from the gruesome Man-Monkey of Shropshire to the phantom congregation who gather for a 'Sermon of the Dead' ...

  • Published: 2 August 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141959535
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

About the authors

Jacqueline Simpson

Dr Jacqueline Simpson was born in 1930 and studied English Literature and Medieval Icelandic at Bedford College, University of London. She has been an active member of the Folklore Society since the 1960s, having served at various times as Editor, Secretary and President. She also belongs to the Viking Society for Northern Research. She is particularly interested in local legends, both English and Scandinavian. Her books include British Dragons (1980), Scandinavian Folktales(1988), A Dictionary of English Folklore (2000, with Steve Roud), The Lore of the Land (2005, with Jennifer Westwood) and The Folklore of the Discworld (2008, with Terry Pratchett). She is a member of the Ghosts and Scholars Society and the Dracula Society. She lives in Sussex.

Date: 2013-08-06
Dr Jacqueline Simpson was born in 1930 and studied English Literature and Medieval Icelandic at Bedford College, University of London. She has been an active member of the Folklore Society since the 1960s, having served at various times as Editor, Secretary and President. She also belongs to the Viking Society for Northern Research.She is particularly interested in local legends, both English and Scandinavian. Her books include British Dragons (1980), Scandinavian Folktales (1988), A Dictionary of English Folklore (2000, with Steve Roud), The Lore of the Land (2005, with Jennifer Westwood) and The Folklore of the Discworld (2008, with Terry Pratchett). She is a member of the Ghosts and Scholars Society and the Dracula Society. She lives in Sussex.

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