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From the British Library's Tales of the Weird series.


Following the success of regional-focused titles Weird Woods and Cornish Horrors, this collection offers readers another opportunity to explore real places through stories.

The sea that night sang rather than chanted; all along the far-running shore a rising tide dropped thick foam, and the waves, white-crested, came steadily in with the swing of a deliberate purpose.

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.

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

  • Format: Paperback

    ISBN: 9780712354219

    Publisher: British Library Publishing

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