From the Author
Extracts from reviews
Enthralling' - Guardian 'The book of the decade - a dazzling work of brilliance. You are not likely to read another work that is so balanced, objective, well-reasoned and clear-thinking. Dash has an encyclopaedic knowledge, a razor-sharp intellect and a stance that should be emulated by everyone studying any aspect of strange phenomena. His act is close to impeccable' - Strange Magazine 'What all such books should be - both entertaining and instructive' - Fortean Times 'Extensive and convincing. It would be difficult to find a more original example of this genre' - Kent Today 'A splendid piece of work' - Daily Telegraph 'Dash is well-placed to write the definitive book on the paranormal' - The Observer 'An amazing treasure trove' - New Scientist 'Exhaustive, erudite and superb... Dash deals with a wide range of phenomena with wit, style and aplomb. Borderlands cannot be recommended highly enough' - Animals & Men 'A substantial work in every sense' - Magonia 'Funny... frightening... objective... inspiring... The broad scope leaves few sones unturned, but Dash's thoughtful approach leaves readers with their sense of mystery firmly intact. A fascinating map of the strange world we inhabit' - Catholic Herald 'Superbly researched' - The Times 'Deeply satisfying' - The Independent
About the Author
Mike Dash read history at Cambridge University and naval history at the University of London, where he received his PhD. In 1981 he began conducting fieldwork and archival research into unexplained events, and in 1983 he was invited to join the staff of the Fortean Times, the journal of strange phenomena. He has since written extensively on topics ranging from lake monster sightings to phantom social workers, and appears frequently on television and radio programmes as a commentator on the bizarre and the bewildering. Dr Dash has lived in Berlin, Zurich, Paris, Cannes and King's Lynn, and worked as an author, journalist and magazine publisher. He now lives in London with his wife and daughter.