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The English ghost : spectres through time, Peter Ackroyd

Label
The English ghost : spectres through time
Title
The English ghost
Title remainder
spectres through time
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ackroyd
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An enormously enjoyable spooky collection of ghost-sightings over the centuries, full of the spirit of place, in true Ackroyd style.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
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Ackroyd, Peter
Dewey number
  • 133.10942
  • 133.1'0942
  • 133.10942
  • 133.10942
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF1472
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ghosts
  • Haunted places
  • Paranormal
  • Mind, body, spirit
  • Biography: general
  • Unexplained phenomena / the paranormal
  • England
  • Ghosts & poltergeists
  • History
Summary expansion
The English, Peter Ackroyd tells us in this fascinating collection, see more ghosts than any other nation. Each region has its own particular spirits, from the Celtic ghosts of Cornwall to the dobies and boggarts of the north. Some speak and some are silent, some smell of old leather, others of fragrant thyme. From medieval times to today, stories have been told and apparitions seen - ghosts who avenge injustice, souls who long for peace, spooks who just want to have fun.The English Ghost is a treasury of such sightings - which we can believe or not, as we will. The accounts, packed with eerie detail, range from the door-slamming, shrieking ghost of Hinton Manor in the 1760s and the moaning child that terrified Wordsworth's nephew at Cambridge, to the headless bear of Kidderminster, the violent daemon of Devon who tried to strangle a man with his cravat and the modern-day hitchhikers on Blue Bell Hill. Comical and scary, like all good ghost stories, these curious incidents also plumb the depths of the English psyche in its yearnings for justice, freedom and love
Label
The English ghost : spectres through time, Peter Ackroyd
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
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Control code
BDZ0006947475
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780701169893
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
The English ghost : spectres through time, Peter Ackroyd
Publication
Contents
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Control code
BDZ0006947475
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780701169893
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

Library Locations

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      Shepherds Bush Road Hammersmith, London, W6 7AT, GB
      51.4948594 -0.2239664
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