Disciple of Marduk
- Aug 24, 2001
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- HM The Tower of London
You should write it! Have you come across Harry Ludlum? He wrote such books. I tracked down his The Restless Ghosts of Ladye Place a few years ago, followed by one I hadn't even known existed until then. Bliss!Too right, Snail. I pretty well lived in that section of our village library in the 1970s. And when my dad subscribed to 'Man, Myth & Magic' - which I still have and read a lot - I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. He also used to buy me folklore books - Ruth L. Tongue is one I remember and probably should track down an old copy of...
I'm seriously thinking of getting on with it and doing a Yorkshire ghosts book as my next big project. Am convinced there's loads of uncollected and previously unpublished, or very obscure old, stories out there for the finding.
Ludlum personally collected people's stories and wrote them up in a sympathetic and eloquent style, always with direct quotes so you feel you're listening to the actual witness.
Here's a page about him -
Until I saw that page I knew nothing about him. Didn't even know he was still alive up to 2010.
I'd buy your book! You could interview my niece who lives in Yorkshire. She has a ghostly little boy in her house. Nothing scary, well, she's a niece of mine so it wouldn't rattle her! We like ghosts.