Written in Blood: A Cultural History of the British Vampire

The History Press
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A modern guide to vampires, where every page is truly written in bloodVampires, those 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 19th-century world of Croglin Grange, Varney the Vampire, and Bram Stoker's Dracula, through to Hammer Films and the modern phenomenon of the Highgate Vampire. In this thought-provoking book, illustrated with many never before seen photographs, and drawing on extensive original research, paranormal historian Paul Adams explores the history of British vampirism in both fact and fiction.
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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 / Europe / Great Britain
Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
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