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Our Haunted Shores: Tales from the Coasts of the British Isles


Jimmy Packham

Joan Passey


From foreboding cliffs and lonely lighthouses to rumbling shingles and silted estuaries, the coasts of the British Isles have stoked the imaginations of storytellers for millennia, lending a rich literary significance to these spaces between land and sea. For those who choose to explore these shores, generations of ghosts, sea-spirits, fairies and tentacled monsters come and go with the tide.

This new collection of fifteen short stories, six folk tales and four poems ranging from 1789 to 1933 offers a chilling literary tour of the coasts of Great Britain, Ireland and the Isle of Man, including haunting pieces by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Bram Stoker and Charlotte Riddell.

Book Type Edited Book
Online Publication Date Jun 23, 2022
Publication Date Jun 23, 2022
Deposit Date Feb 3, 2023
Publisher British Library
ISBN 9780712354219
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