Theo Tait: Ghosts, 6 June 2013
Show More The Undiscovered Country: Journeys among the Dead by Carl Watkins.
Bodley Head, 318 pp., £20, January 2012, 978 1 84792 140 6Show More
A Natural History of Ghosts: 500 Years of Hunting for Proof by Roger Clarke.
Particular, 360 pp., £20, November 2012, 978 1 84614 333 5Show More
“... appear in accounts that claim to be true. In The Undiscovered Country: Journeys among the Dead, Carl Watkins tells one of the earliest ‘veridical’ English ghost stories, recorded by William of Newburgh, an Augustinian canon in Yorkshire in the 1190s. It’s a tale Bram Stoker could have used, one that could feature in the more old-fashioned sort of ...”