Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories

  • Title: Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories
  • Author: Rowan Routh Sarah Perry Andrew Michael Hurley Mark Haddon Kamila Shamsie Stuart Evers Kate Clanchy Jeanette Winterson
  • ISBN: 9781910463734
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Eight Ghosts The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories Rooted in place slipping between worlds a rich collection of unnerving ghosts and sinister histories Eight authors were given after hours freedom at their chosen English heritage site Immersed in the
    Rooted in place, slipping between worlds a rich collection of unnerving ghosts and sinister histories.Eight authors were given after hours freedom at their chosen English heritage site Immersed in the history, atmosphere and rumours of hauntings, they channelled their darker imaginings into a series of extraordinary new ghost stories.Sarah Perry s intense tale of possesRooted in place, slipping between worlds a rich collection of unnerving ghosts and sinister histories.Eight authors were given after hours freedom at their chosen English heritage site Immersed in the history, atmosphere and rumours of hauntings, they channelled their darker imaginings into a series of extraordinary new ghost stories.Sarah Perry s intense tale of possession at the Jacobean country house Audley End is a work of psychological terror, while Andrew Michael Hurley s story brings an unforgettably shocking slant to the history of Carlisle Castle Within the walls of these historic buildings each author has found inspiration to deliver a new interpretation of the classic ghost story.

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    1. Rowan Routh Sarah Perry Andrew Michael Hurley Mark Haddon Kamila Shamsie Stuart Evers Kate Clanchy Jeanette Winterson Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories book, this is one of the most wanted Rowan Routh Sarah Perry Andrew Michael Hurley Mark Haddon Kamila Shamsie Stuart Evers Kate Clanchy Jeanette Winterson author readers around the world.


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    1. ‘’There is melancholy in lights glimpsed from a distance’’, she said, ‘’A party to which one has not been invited.’’When I am in the car and the night has fallen, I love gazing at the lit windows of the houses that pass over my eyes. Thankfully, I don’t drive, so I can enjoy the scenery to my heart’s content. Some windows shed too bright a light, most are dimly lit and soothing. I always wonder what kind of people live inside, what their stories might be. This is one of the t [...]

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    2. A collection of brand new ghost stories by a strong selection of highly regarded authors, inspired by historic English Heritage sites; Eight Ghosts was a must-have, a book I just had to buy as soon as I laid eyes on a copy. It didn't disappoint. Although I liked some more than others, I enjoyed every one of these tales, with those by Sarah Perry, Stuart Evers, Kamila Shamsie and, particularly, Max Porter standing out as highlights.The stories are accompanied by a short essay – 'Within These Wa [...]

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    3. A one day wonder no.7 A good collection of modern stories I loved both Mr Lanyard's Last Case & They Flee From Me That Sometimes Did Me Seek

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    4. Review to follow.

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    5. I <3 ghosts. Highlights were Stuart Evers, Jeanette Winterson, and Max Porter.

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    6. Interesting book idea; picked because of Jeanette Winterson's inclusion; some short stories worked well - of particular note - Sarah Perry; Kamila Shamsie; Winterson's 'As Strong as Death' did not disappoint.

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    7. I really enjoyed this volume. This was my 'read on the plane' book during a trip this week.It's such a cool idea: eight ghost stories by some cracking authors, each set in a different English Heritage property. There was quite a range of style and subject matter, and each had its merits - though it's no surprise that I am fondest of the queer story 'As Strong as Death' by Jeanette Winterson. The stories are followed by Andrew Martin's look at the evolution of the ghost story. And then there are [...]

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    8. I loved the concept behind this collection of creepy stories - eight British authors were given time to explore haunted English Heritage sites, and asked to contribute a ghost story afterwards. The tales make fabulous use of their settings, drawing on existing folk lore, or architectural features of the locations, to recount fictional hauntings. While each story is quite different, they are united in their creativity and eeriness. Sarah Perry, Max Porter and Stuart Evers' tales stood out to me a [...]

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    9. Wonderfully creepy stories. Most of them 4 stars, but Sarah Perry, Max Porter and, my favourite by far, Jeannette Winterson's deserve a solid 5 stars. Some of these gave me actual chills while I was reading them at night.Just wonderful.

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    10. This is a nice idea for a book: a collection of ghost stories specially commissioned by English Heritage, each inspired by one of their properties. One could wonder why they approached these writers specifically rather than those who specialise in horror or weird fiction. But it makes for an eye-catching package, I think, though it never quite shakes that sense of being a slightly rushed exercise, as if it were the product of a jolly weekend seminar in a draughty manor, somewhere at the far end [...]

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    11. I was so excited when I heard about this collection. You have to admit it’s a fantastic idea; eight authors, eight haunted locations, and eight ghost stories based on places the reader is able to visit in real life. I was expecting a lot from a group of stories by writers including The Essex Serpent author Sarah Perry, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time author Mark Haddon, and The Loney author Andrew Michael Hurley. Thankfully, I was not disappointed.There’s a chance that any [...]

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    12. This is a collection of eight ghost stories by well-known authors, each one about a different English Heritage site. It's a must read book for anyone like me who loves exploring old castles and forts, but even if you don't it makes entertaining reading for anyone who enjoys ghost stories, with a bit of history thrown in. Each author evokes the atmosphere of their chosen site, along with some of the history. I've already visited some of the places: Housesteads Roman Fort, Carlisle Castle, Kenilwo [...]

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    13. This book of eight original ghost stories set in various English Heritage properties is beautifully designed, but the stories themselves are a little disappointing and I found myself wondering why these authors were chosen in particular. They were given after hours freedom, but most of them have responded to their featured buildings as they are today, as tourist attractions, and, in spite of some accomplished writing there is a strong sense of pre-existing preoccupations being grafted onto a Her [...]

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    14. Eight newly commissioned ghost stories set in English heritage properties. They are something of a mixed bag. Those by Sarah Perry (They Flee from me that Sometime Did Me Seek) and Andrew Michael Hurley (Mr Lanyard's Last Case) succeed in imparting what M. R. James described as the key to a good ghost story, that is 'a pleasing terror'. Kamila Shamsie's story Foreboding is thought-provoking and shocking in equal measure. The others all have something to offer but don't provide the shiver down th [...]

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    15. „English Heritage“ ist eine Einrichtung in Großbritannien, die über 400 historische Orte und Gebäude verwaltet und pflegt.Für „Eight Ghosts“ haben sie acht Autorinnen und Autoren eingeladen, je einen dieser geschichtsträchtigen Plätze zu besuchen und sich dort zu einer Geistergeschichte inspirieren zu lassen.Herausgekommen ist eine vielfältige und kurzweilige Shortstoriesammlung, die sich nicht nur an Halloween gut lesen lässt.Manche Erzählungen fand ich gruseliger als andere, a [...]

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    16. If it hadn't been for Jeanette Winterson's excellent story As Strong As Death, I would have given this book one star. I didn't like the other seven stories in this volume. The one I disliked the most was the first one by Sarah Perry. They were horror rather than ghost stories. I prefer a different kind. The fictional stories generally didn't show any love for history or historical places and weren't really about the places themselves. I was very disappointed with this volume which I had ordered [...]

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    17. A solid little bunch of ghost stories (although very much on the safe side, in case a bit of shock and gore is more your thing), and the bonus 'gazetteer of English Heritage hauntings' at the back is excellent for sparking the imagination and inspiring wanderlust. Perry, Shamsie and Porter are the super-standouts for me, and Winterson's tale is ultimately a love story that warms even my Arctic heart.

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    18. A great collection of spooky tales that was a great Christmas treat. All the stories are well written with creepy atmosphere and the final tale by Max Porter stands out for me for its mix of humour and horror. A wonderful idea to raise funds for English Heritage: to get authors to write ghost stories after visits to their properties. I’m hoping another volume will follow.

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    19. ghost stories set in English Heritage sites + spooky & menacing 👻“‘It wouldn’t be a proper country house,’ she said, ‘without a ghost attached.’”👻If haunting is anything, perhaps that’s what it is; time in the wrong place.”👻instagram book reviews @brettlikesbooks

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    20. Would reread before a visit across the pondA great collection of no-frills ghost stories set around the English countryside. The final third of the book is non-fiction travelogue. Great anthology.

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    21. Some of the stories in this were great, didn't enjoy the Cold War Bunker one at all, took me forever to get through that one story. Really loved that it includes a bit at the end which has true ghost sightings for some other English heritage estates

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    22. Brilliant and creepsome. My favourite story was Max Poter’s about Eltham Palace because I visited it a lot when I was small. And now I want to go to all the locations listed at the back that are said to be haunted.

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    23. What a fantastic piece of marketing by English Heritage. All the ghost stories in this collection are magnificent, and the “true” ghost stories at the end are also enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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    24. Bit of a mixed bag but nothing boring among the stories and all for good cause.

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    25. These 8 stories are based around English heritage sites. I loved 7 of them. I didn't like Andrew Hurley's story but found Mark Haddon's "The bunker" disturbing. Not a bad read.

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    26. Max Porter's was easily my favourite story but I found this collection easy reading from some very talented and well-known writers.

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