Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories hardback


A rich, unnerving collection of ghosts stories from Jeanette Winterson, Max Porter, Mark Haddon, Sarah Perry, Kate Clanchy, Andrew Michael Hurley, Kamila Shamsie and Stuart Evers. 

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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 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.

Relish the imagined terrors at these exhilarating locations:

Kate Clanchy, Housesteads Roman Fort

Stuart Evers, Dover Castle

Mark Haddon, York Cold War Bunker

Andrew Michael Hurley, Carlisle Castle

Sarah Perry, Audley End

Max Porter Eltham Palace

Kamila Shamsie, Kenilworth Castle

Jeanette Winterson, Pendennis Castle

‘An impressive line-up of established and emerging names.’

The Sunday Times


‘It is a rare treat to find so many talented writers, all at the top of their game, collected in one volume. These eerie, unsettling stories are guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.’

Daily Express


‘Subtly evocative of human relations loss, grief, or the fear of loneliness.’



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