Haunted English Monuments Inspire Ghost Stories

Haunted English Monuments Inspire Ghost Stories

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This Halloween, get ready to be scared by some spooky tales. English Heritage, a charity that oversees more than 400 monuments and historic buildings, has commissioned eight authors to write “Eight Ghosts,” a collection of ghost stories inspired by various historic sites.   Image courtesy of Pinterest   The authors, including Mark Haddon, Jeanette Winterson, and Sarah Perry will each write a story based on one of English Heritage’s historic sites. One such location is Dover Castle, where tourists have reportedly heard doors slam, and have seen mysterious images appear in the castle’s underground tunnels. Visitors can also explore an underground hospital that was used during World War …

Two New Harry Potter Books and Exhibition Coming This October

Two New Harry Potter Books and Exhibition Coming This October

Wands at the ready!   U.K. publisher Bloomsbury just announced some Sirius-ly good news for Harry Potter fans. Two new books will be released to accompany a Harry Potter exhibition at the British Library this October.   Via Popsugar   The first book, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, will be a coffee table book featuring J.K. Rowling’s original drafts of the Harry Potter novels and essays about the exhibition. The second book, Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic, will comprise of various stories about witches, magical creatures, and more.    The Harry Potter exhibition will open on October 20, 2017 to …