The Mammoth Book of True Hauntings

This giant collection includes a huge range of 20th-century first-hand accounts of hauntings, such as the American troops who repeatedly saw the ghosts of a dead platoon of men while on patrol in Vietnam; and the witnessed haunting of a ...

The Mammoth Book of True Hauntings

This giant collection includes a huge range of 20th-century first-hand accounts of hauntings, such as the American troops who repeatedly saw the ghosts of a dead platoon of men while on patrol in Vietnam; and the witnessed haunting of a house near Tintagel in Cornwall that led actress Kate Winslet to pull out of buying the property. It covers the full spectrum of credible hauntings, from poltergeists (the noisy, dangerous and frightening spirits that are usually associated with pubescent girls, like the Bell Witch), to phantoms (like the Afrits of Saudi Arabia) and seduction spirits (such as the Lorelei, which have lured German men to death). Also included are the notes of the most famous ghost hunters of the twentieth century such as Hans Holzer, Susy Smith (USA); Harry Price, Jenny Randles (UK); Joyce Zwarycz (Australia), Eric Rosenthal (South Africa), and Hwee Tan (Japan). Plus essays by such names as Robert Graves, Edgar Cayce, and M. R. James outlining their own - often extraordinary - conclusions as to just what ghosts might be; along with a full bibliography and list of useful resources. Praise for MBO Haunted House Stories: 'A first rate list of contributors ... Hair raising!' Time Out 'All we need say is buy it.' Starlog

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The Mammoth Book of True Hauntings
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Peter Haining
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-01 - Publisher: Hachette UK

This giant collection includes a huge range of 20th-century first-hand accounts of hauntings, such as the American troops who repeatedly saw the ghosts of a dead platoon of men while on patrol in Vietnam; and the witnessed haunting of a house near Tintagel in Cornwall that led actress Kate Winslet
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories
Language: en
Pages: 608
Authors: Peter Haining
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-03-23 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Over 25 short story masterpieces from writers such as Louis de Bernières and Ian Rankin - modern literary tales to chill the blood. This spine-chilling new anthology of 20th and 21st century tales by big name writers is in the best traditions of literary ghost stories. It is just a
The Mammoth Book of Merlin
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Mike Ashley
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-24 - Publisher: Hachette UK

A superb collection of stories of magic and adventure from the golden age of Arthurian legend by bestselling writers. Enter into the darker realms of the age of the Knights of the Round Table, when magic held sway and Merlin vied with Arthur's heroic new world. Included are: Jane Yolen
The Mammoth Book of On The Edge
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Jon E. Lewis
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-01 - Publisher: Hachette UK

No one sees clearer than an individual whose life is hanging by the finger tips on the edge of an abyss. Probing the furthest reaches of human daring and endurance, here are 28 of the great first-hand accounts of extreme mountaineering, from legendary names. Featuring: ·Heinrich Harrer - first conqueror
The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Mike Ashley
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-28 - Publisher: Hachette UK

The biggest collection of new Sherlock Holmes stories since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle laid down his pen - nearly 200,000 words of superb fiction featuring the Great Detective by masters of historical crime, including Stephen Baxter, H. R. F. Keating, Michael Moorcock and Amy Myers. Almost all the stories here