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The English Ghost,
This review is from: The English Ghost: Spectres Through Time (Paperback)
A fine collection of "real life" supernatural encounters. The book is interesting as a companion piece to a fictional collection of ghost stories as it sets the cultural background to the english ghost story and the nation's interest in the subject. Do not expect the suspense or dread of MR James but enjoy instead a look at the roots of the genre within folk tales and eyewitness accounts. That's not to say that aren't moments that will chill.