Wednesday, 7 November 2012

WWW Wednesday - Haunted Ely and Retreat from Murder

ISBN 0-9545886-06
Joining in WWW Wednesdays hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
I'm dipping into Haunted Ely a little book put together by two friends,Margaret Haynes & Vivienne Doughty, who were Blue Badge Tourist Guides for the cathedral city of Ely in Cambridgeshire, Great Britain.

"Any place with an inhabited past is bound to have ghosts and the Isle of Ely is no exception. This is a selection of stories about a few of the city's former residents whose return to their previous haunts haas not gone unnoticed by many present day residents. The information for this book was collected from people who live in Ely, and from accounts of those who have passed through at some time in their lives."

So I find myself reading about  St. Etheldreda, the founder of the City of Ely. Her ghostly hand has been seen gliding up a staircase at King's School, Ely, by 'three mesmerised boys who watched ... as they shivered beneath their duvets on a warm summer night in 1995'. The ghost dog, which is sometimes seen crossing the A10 between Ely and Cambridge,  Benedictine monks and even Oliver Cromwells' ghost.

 I finished reading Retreat from Murder by Marion Babson at the weekend and found it thoroughly enjoyable

If I'm being honest I'm not sure what to read next, there are always plenty of books waiting.... The question is which one to read?

1 comment:

  1. Oo lots of Halloween theme huh? Fun! There are always so many books, but that's the fun right? Just whichever one calls to you :D

    Here is my WWW, welcome to WWW and I'm a new follower :D