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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Review: The Haunted History of Huntingdonshire

The Haunted History of Huntingdonshire The Haunted History of Huntingdonshire by Mark Egerton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley

In fairness, I should not that this book committed one of my pet peeves – the use of whilst. Seriously, people need to stop with that.

That aside, this is a pretty good little book about the haunted areas of Huntingdonshire. Egerton covers a wide variety of places and different types of haunts. He also does the research and leg work into the stories, spending as much time the library or with local historians as camping out for the ghosts.

The style is light and enjoyable. You never feel like you are being given a history lecture or trying to be convert to “ghosts are real and you better believe”. There is a certain joy and wonder to Egerton’s style that transmits quite easily to the reader. He also gives you enough information for a reader to find the places.

Nicely done.

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