on 1 January 2009
I became 'strangely obsessed' with Borley Rectory from an early age and I am still under the spell! This book by Paul Tabori and Peter Underwood is thoroughly researched with evidence of the hauntings from past incumbents of the house and other eye-witness accounts. All those involved seem to become familiar characters in a sort of internal trial within the readers' mind, examining evidence and statements etc; and then of course there is the famous 'phantom nun'!
Whatever your opinion of Harry Price, the investigator and 'showman', he was still a pioneer in paranormal research and his meticulous methods for recording the hauntings became the blue-print for all such cases. And whether one believes in ghosts or not, the story of 'the most haunted house in England' is a fascinating one!
There are some wonderful illustrations and the chapters maintain interest throughout. This book is a classic and should be on the shelf of every Borley/paranormal enthusiast. An absolute delight to read!
Firstly, I must state that I support the review by Mr. B. P. Van-asten. This is an excellent book for those interested in the Borley hauntings. It does not shy away from the arguments of sceptics and reveals information of a convincing nature, that I was unaware of, to validate the reputation of the site. I am inclined to advise readers to read Harry Price's two books on the subject before reading this. The book is well written and I found it difficult to put it down.