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This collection of strange and eerie stories bring to life the dark enchantment of the British coastline.


This collection of tales is pulled from the convergence of the gothic and the seaside as a destination strongly associated with improving one’s health and spirits during times of poor health. Notions of fresh sea air, leisure activities, and strolls along the shore give way to sinister spectres, tentacled creatures, sea-spirits, and fairies via the fifteen short stories, six folk tales, and four poems included in this volume. The contents of this book range in date of publication from 1789 to 1933, and include work by Bram Stoker, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and many more.


London: The British Library, 2022. Paperback, 318 pages. New.

Our Haunted Shores [British Library Tales of the Weird] - Emily Alder, Jimmy Pac