Written in Blood: A Cultural History of the British Vampire

The History Press
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Vampires, chilling supernatural creatures of the night - do they really exist? The British Isles has a remarkable association with the realms of the undead, from the nineteenth-century world of Croglin Grange, Varney the Vampire and Stoker's Dracula, through to Hammer Films and the modern phenomenon of the Highgate Vampire.In this new and thought-provoking book, illustrated with many never before seen photographs and drawing on extensive original research, is a detailed and fascinating exploration of the history of British vampirism in both fact and fiction; a modern guide where every page is truly written in blood . . .
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About the author

Paul Adams is the author of a number of books, including Ghost & Gallows, and has also contributed articles to Ghost Voices, Paranormal, and Vision magazines, among others.
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Publisher
The History Press
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Published on
Jul 1, 2014
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9780750957458
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Language
English
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Genres
History / General
Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
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