The Ghosts of Wales series will be launched this Halloween with a look at the Victorian era

Ghosts of Wales: Accounts from the Victorian Archives by Mark Rees

I’m pleased to announce that the first book in the Ghosts of Wales seriesGhosts of Wales: Accounts from the Victorian Archives, will be published on October 2, 2017 by The History Press.

I’m planning a few spooky talks and events about my research into the haunted archives in the build-up to Halloween, so be sure to check out the public talks page for more details as and when they get added.

A huge thank you to everyone who made this book a reality, and I look forward to seeing you all over the coming weeks and months as we celebrate spooky season with a spooky new book!

Buy Ghosts of Wales: Accounts from the Victorian Archives now

Ghosts of Wales: Accounts from the Victorian Archives will be available to buy from all good bookshops and online from all the usual places, including Amazon.

What’s it all about?

Here’s the blurb from the publisher to send a shiver down you spine!

In the Victorian era, sensational ghost stories were headline news.

Spine-chilling reports of two-headed phantoms, murdered knights and spectral locomotives filled the pages of the press. Spirits communicated with the living at dark séances, forced terrified families to flee their homes and caused superstitious workers to down their tools at the haunted mines.

This book contains more than fifty hair-raising – and in some cases, comical – real life accounts from Wales, dating from 1837 to 1901.

Unearthed from newspaper archives, they include chilling prophecies from beyond the grave, poltergeists terrorising the industrial communities, and more than a few ingenious hoaxes along the way.