This year I'm doing something a bit different for Halloween-- partly because I was nosing around on my shelves and came across one of my favorite books.
This is my 1987 edition of Simon Marsden's The Haunted Realm: Ghosts, Spirits and Their Uncanny Abodes. In researching what I wanted to do, I learned that Simon Marsden is now a Sir, and he has his own website: Simon Marsden Photographer & The Marsden Archive.
Not only has The Haunted Realm been updated, but now there are calendars, prints, greeting cards, DVDs, and posters available for purchase. I love his atmospheric photographs, and something tells me that I'll soon be visiting his website to make further purchases!
Starting tomorrow (Sunday), I'm going to be featuring one house per day from The Haunted Realm, giving you a taste of marvelous photography and hauntings until Saturday when I will feature my own photography and a tale of one of my English family ghosts from West Yorkshire. I do hope you'll join me in this week-long celebration of the otherworldly!
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the Marsden Archive for allowing me to use a few photographs from my edition of the book. I'd also like to remind everyone always to ask before using anyone else's work. It's the right-- and the only-- thing to do!
My Book Rating Scale:
A+...Don't delay, get your hands on a copy of this book!
A...I loved it!
B...I really liked it.
C...I liked it, with a few reservations.
D...I finished it, but it's not my cup of tea.
- Phoenix, Arizona, United States
- Hi! I'm addicted to books (especially crime fiction), laughter and traveling off the beaten path. In my free time, when my eyes aren't glued to the printed page, one of them is usually pressed against the viewfinder of my camera. Let's see... books, laughter, travel, photography. Anything else? Oh yeah-- my dream house wouldn't have a kitchen!
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