on 16 January 2008
This book is absolutely brilliant! It contains hundreds of cases from across the country investigated by Andrew Green over the years - so you know that they are going to be out of the ordinary - and each has been revisited and updated by the author too. Poltergeists, ghostly nuns, haunted pubs, spirits in houses, and famous cases such as the haunting of the Albert Hall - if anyone you know likes reading about ghosts, this is the present to get them. It covers the country county by county too, so whereever they live there will be somewhere - and something? - they recognise.
The cover is absolutely amazing too! x
on 12 February 2009
Bowen Pearse has revisited some of the hauntings first investigated by legendary British ghost-hunter, Andrew Green, for this slim volume. Tackling Britain's ghosts county by county, Pearse does an admirable job of cramming as many tales as possible into just 187 pages. However, I can't help feeling that the book should have been longer in order to do the locations, and stories, justice. Some of the stories are so brief that you get nothing from them, while page after page is sometimes given over to an exploration of something incredibly dull. However, the inclusion of visiting information is a nice touch, and although I feel like the book ignores more high profile haunted sites, it's a good read and gives exposure to sites which might otherwise be ignored.