Troubador Ghosts and Femmes Fatales

Released: 30/11/2009

ISBN: 9781848762053

eISBN: 9781788032186

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Ghosts and Femmes Fatales

A collection of supernatural tales


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This book consists of eleven highly original short stories of the supernatural. Each one consists of a sumptuous mix of history and folklore, combined with such human emotions as lost loves, betrayal and loneliness. The stories are set in the atmospheric backdrop of the British landscape with its ever-changing seasons and moods.

The reader travels from the wilds of Northumbria down to the Fens, and onto the picturesque settings of the Cotswolds, The Ridgeway, Wiltshire and Pembroke, where ancient history and the supernatural blend with the stories' contemporary settings. Some stories such as Bayard's Leap, 'Moving On' and Old Shuggy are highly innovative tales and are loosely based on true accounts of ghosts and legends.

Others such as Facing Demons and Roxy explore the inner most psyche.

Dreams? Hauntings? Or a disturbed mind? There is an air of menace about these stories, and a feeling that something has, or is about to happen...

Or if one prefers the more bloody or macabre, try 'Bleeding Hearts', 'Fallen Daughters' or 'Fishing for Tiddlers'- no wonder our ancestors believed that evil spirits dwelt in our rivers and trees.

Those that like a love story should find that Moving On, The Obelisk and Lost Souls would appeal to their romantic side. After reading The Changeling, you may never think of a haunted house in the same way again, or dare look in the mirror for that matter.

Add to all this, femmes fatales, stone circles and a small dose of black humour, and you have a compelling series of tales that are by far, best appreciated of an evening in your favourite armchair, when all is quiet.

My new novel, The Mystery of Doe Eyes is due for publication in the early Autumn.
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Nigel Plane

I was born in Leicestershire and worked in the financial retail industry for nearly 40 years.

I draw inspiration for my writing through a passion for history, both ancient and modern, as well as walking and photographing the English landscape.

It's not just ghosts and things that go bump in the night that fire my imagination though; now that mankind is reaching out across the Solar System and beyond, maybe Sci-fi will be my next genre to write about...

And when I take time out from all of the above, I follow Leyton Orient FC and indulge in all of their woes!

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