Released: September 2013
Publisher: Bradwell Books
Size: 180 x 110mm
Author: Brendan Hawthorne
When asked to compile a series of ghost stories from the Black Country and Birmingham I was faced with a harsh choice. Should I go ahead and re-present the already well-known ghost stories of the region or research a book that contains new and personal stories of the unexplained?
That question was answered in less than a second! The pages that lie ahead of you contain tales and anecdotes from everyday people from all walks of life who have had an insight into what they believe to be the worlds of spirit. Invariably, their lives have not only been touched by the experience but for some, their lives have been significantly altered as a result of their encounters. It was also important for me to present stories from more modern times and not just tap the rich vein of material from the Victorian gothic. I have employed the use of face-to-face interviews, been given access to a fellow author’s research notes and here and there, used old newspaper clippings as a source of information.
This little book will take you on a journey from mansion house to terraced house. It will take you from factory space to open space and prison cell to castle keep. Sit back, suspend your disbelief for a while and be aware of deep shadows and tricks of light! Come with me now and through these pages, we’ll visit the places where people believe they have glimpsed the after-life and beyond!