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THE POLTERGEIST PRINCE OF LONDON

The Remarkable True Story of the Battersea Poltergeist


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Published by The History Press, 2013, 320pp, illus.

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HAUNTED LONDON

Ghosts and legends of London


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Published by The History Press, 2007, 128pp, illus.

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HAUNTED WANDSWORTH

Ghosts and legends of the London Borough of Wandsworth (covers Balham, Battersea, Putney, Tooting & Wandsworth)


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Published by The History Press, 2006, 96pp, illus.

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HAUNTED LAMBETH

Ghosts and legends of the London Borough of Lambeth (covers Brixton, Clapham, North Lambeth, Norwood, Stockwell & Streatham).


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Published by The History Press, 2013, 96pp, illus.

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STRANGE MITCHAM

Ghosts, legends and curiosities of Mitcham in Surrey / south London


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Published by Shadowtime Publishing, 2nd edition ( Kindle) 2011, illus.

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MYSTERIOUS MITCHAM

More ghosts, legends and curiosities of Mitcham in Surrey / south London


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Mysterious Mitcham

Online sequel to 'Strange Mitcham'.

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Haunted London

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Haunted London by James Clark

Ghosts and legends of Central London

ISBN 9780752444598

128pp, illustrated

Published by The History Press, 2007




Reviews:

5 out of 5: "Many of us go to London knowing that many of the places & buildings are older than we would care to believe, but the hidden history is also fun to find out. With this book you will read it and will be amazed just how many well known places are haunted. This book gives the places and the history behind the ghosts, a great book to take with you on a day visit or to plan your trip to take in these places. Ever fancied walking in the steps of Jack the Ripper?"

(Reviewed on Amazon by Mrs. Lisa A. Parrott)

4 out of 5: "If you're looking for a gazetteer of London hauntings this isn't the book for you. The author has focussed on drawing more detailed sketches of well-known, and less well-known, hauntings in selected areas of London. This gives a lot of good colour to the capital's ghostly history, and gets far more interesting due to the depth. I especially liked the focus on the history of Hyde Park.

"This is a well produced book, with plenty of relevant pictures accompanying the text, shame they're all mono but that doesn't really detract from the overall quality of the book.

"This is the second book in this series that I've bought, and I'd recommend them to anyone who wants more detail, especially if you plan on visiting the sites."

(Reviewed on Amazon by Michael A Upton)

5 out of 5: "I really enjoyed this book. It covers a lot of famous London landmarks (Houses of Parliament, 10 Downing Street, St James's Palace, St Paul's, etc) and gives a nice depth to the stories. It's also a very handy size and weight for carrying around and this makes it ideal for taking to London with you when you visit. Handy map included at the end."

(Reviewed on Amazon by "mattydon")


From back cover:

"From heart-stopping accounts of apparitions, manifestations and related supernatural phenomena to first-hand encounters with ghouls and spirits, this collection of stories contains new and well-known spooky tales from famous sights and buildings in the centre of London.

"Drawing on historical and contemporary sources 'Haunted London' contains a chilling range of ghostly phenomena. From the monk ghost who clanks his chains on Buckingham Palace's terrace every Christmas Day, the phantom horse-bus that occasionally rattles along Bayswater Road to the haunted Pig Tree, a terrifying apparition that frequents Green Park, the colourful tales featured here create a scary selection of ghostly goings-on that is bound to captivate anyone interested in the supernatural history of the area."

Contents:

THE WEST: FROM KENSINGTON TO MAYFAIR
  • Kensington Palace
  • Hyde Park
  • The Grenadier
  • No. 50 Berkeley Square


  • ROYAL LONDON: AROUND THE GREEN PARK AND ST JAMES'S PARK
  • Buckingham Palace
  • The Green Park
  • St James's Park
  • St James's Palace
  • Clarence House


  • WESTMINSTER: POLITICIANS AND PRIESTS
  • No. 10 Downing Street
  • The Houses of Parliament
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Westminster Bridge


  • THE RIVER THAMES: AROUND THE VICTORIA EMBANKMENT
  • Cleopatra's Needle
  • Waterloo Bridge
  • The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane


  • THE CITY: LONDON'S HEART
  • The Bank of England
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • The Old Bailey
  • Smithfield Market


  • THE TOWER: TOWER HILL AND THE TOWER OF LONDON
  • Tower Hill
  • The Tower of London


  • THE EAST: GHOSTS OF JACK THE RIPPER'S VICTIMS
  • Mary Ann Nichols
  • Annie Chapman
  • Elizabeth Stride
  • Catherine Eddowes
  • Mary Jane Kelly