Saturday, October 24, 2009

Celebrate Halloween with Simon Marsden's The Haunted Realm

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!


  1. I VERY much look forward to these posts! After participating in the RIP IV challenge, I have found that I really enjoy a good ghost story --- and I find the haunted house to be the most fascinating "character" in the novel!

  2. How atmospheric! I look forward to these posts!

  3. Molly-- I love haunted houses!

    Dorte-- I love that cover. It makes me think that it's a British version of the Bates Motel.

    Margot K-- Thanks! I'm "attending" the Poisoned Pen Web Convention online and trying to multi-task.

  4. Sounds like fun. I can't wait for them to start.

  5. Ryan-- I hope you're enjoying them!


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