Skip to main content
Cover for Eight Ghosts

Eight Ghosts

The English Heritage Book of Ghost Stories

Sarah Perry (Contribution by), Mark Haddon (Contribution by), Max Porter (Contribution by)


List Price: 18.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Rooted in place, slipping between worlds - a rich collection of unnerving ghosts and sinister histories. Eight authors were given after hours freedom at their chosen English heritage site. Immersed in the history, atmosphere and rumours of hauntings, they channelled their darker imaginings into a series of extraordinary new ghost stories. Sarah Perry's intense tale of possession at the Jacobean country house Audley End is a work of psychological terror, while Andrew Michael Hurley's story brings an unforgettably shocking slant to the history of Carlisle Castle. Within the walls of these historic buildings each author has found inspiration to deliver a new interpretation of the classic ghost story. Relish the imagined terrors at these exhilarating locations: Kate Clanchy, Housesteads Roman Fort Stuart Evers, Dover Castle Mark Haddon, York Cold War Bunker Andrew Michael Hurley, Carlisle Castle Sarah Perry, Audley End Max Porter Eltham Palace Kamila Shamsie, Kenilworth Castle Jeanette Winterson, Pendennis Castle.

September Publishing, 9781910463734, 224pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2018

About the Author

English Heritage cares for over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edge of an empire to a Cold War bunker. Through these we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million visitors each year. By buying this book, you are helping us to carry out vital conservation work at our sites across the country so that they can continue to inspire storytellers (and ghost hunters) for generations to come. Thank you for your support.