At­mo­spheric coun­try houses are at the heart of a new col­lec­tion of ghostly tales

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Mys­te­ri­ous shad­ows and malev­o­lent spir­its abound in this chill­ing an­thol­ogy of orig­i­nal ghost sto­ries, which takes its in­spi­ra­tion from some of English Her­itage’s most haunt­ing prop­er­ties. Writers in­clud­ing Jeanette Win­ter­son, Sarah Perry and Kamila Sham­sie have penned short fic­tion draw­ing on lo­ca­tions such as Pen­den­nis Cas­tle in Corn­wall, Aud­ley End in Es­sex and the ru­ined palace of Ke­nil­worth in War­wick­shire. The tales add a new layer of folk­lore to these eight his­toric sites, and range from the heart­warm­ing to the down­right ter­ri­fy­ing. cg ‘Eight Ghosts: The English Her­itage Book of New Ghost Sto­ries’ (£12.99; September Pub­lish­ing) is out now.

aud­ley end house

ke­nil­worth cas­tle. be­low right: dover cas­tle

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