Select one of the keywords
Ghost Stories of London    by Eldrick Thay order for
Ghost Stories of London
by Eldrick Thay
Order:  USA  Can
Ghost House, 2004 (2004)
* *   Reviewed by Martina Bexte

London was built during turbulent times, and with its long and rich history come intriguing people and of course equally fascinating haunted places. In Ghost Stories of London, Eldrick Thay travels the streets, alleys, abbeys, castles and pubs of London to ferret out some of city's most notorious and terrifying ghosts and recount a variety of paranormal tales.

In a chapter titled 'Mischievous Ghosts', he travels to Holly Bush Inn where a ghostly waitress ignores patrons' orders. At the Flash Tavern (famous for its water) one-time landlord Monty delights in moving objects around. Learn about 'The Mummy's Curse' at the British Museum. The Lyceum Theatre opened its doors to the public in 1834, with a ghost who remains a constant fixture. There's even a chapter about 'Friendly Ghosts'.

For 'Royal Hauntings' and 'The Supernatural', Thay takes readers to such famous locations as the Tower of London, Kensington Castle and Hampton Court, to explores more otherworldly and ghostly goings-on. And the last chapter of this entertaining book, 'Murder Most Foul', takes a look at such figures as Jack the Ripper and the famous stage actor who still walks the boards at the Adelphi Theatre, waiting for his ghostly encores.

The narrative is well researched, and black and white photos add authenticity to these accounts, and make Ghost Stories of London a fine addition to your paranormal travel book shelf.

Note: Opinions expressed in reviews and articles on this site are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of BookLoons.

Find more Travel books on our Shelves or in our book Reviews