Into the London Fog: Eerie Tales from the Weird City
This anthology uncovers the weird and unsettling stories of London, rooted in the geography of the city itself. It's focus is on particular streets and areas, and features a map design so readers can visit the sites of these weird tales. Elizabeth Dearnley’s notes bring to life the relationship between the city and the imaginative weirdness which it has inspired in so many authors.
As the fog thickens and the smoky dark sweeps across the capital, strange stories emerge from all over the city. A jilted lover returns as a demon to fulfil his revenge in Kensington, and a seance becomes a life and death struggle off Regents Canal. In the borough of Lambeth, stay clear of the Old House in Vauxhall Walk and be careful up in Temple – there’s something not right about the doleful, droning hum of the telegram wires overhead...
Join Elizabeth Dearnley on this atmospheric tour through the Big Smoke, a city which has long fuelled the imagination of writers of the weird and supernormal. Waiting in the shadowy streets are tales from writers such as Charlotte Riddell, Lettie Galbraith and Violet Hunt, who delight in twisting the urban myths and folk stories of the city into pieces of masterful suspense and intrigue. This collection features a map motif and notes before each story, giving readers the real-world context for these hauntings and encounters, and allowing the modern reader to seek out the sites themselves – should they dare...
Publishing August 2020.
Author: Edited with notes by Elizabeth Dearnley
Brand: British Library Publishing
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm
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