Arkiv för 31 januari, 2011

Haunted London Underground

Efter att ha plöjt en väldig massa svenska kriminalromaner på sistone kände jag ett sug efter att nörda loss lite igen. Jag letade runt lite i olästa-böcker-högen och hittade Haunted London Underground. Få se nu…

  • Älskar London – check
  • Älskar tunnelbana – check
  • Älskar sägner – check

Slutresultat: MUMS! Inte HELT perfekt (mest på grund av bokens paltiga utformning, den är svårläst rent grafiskt!), jag utbrister i en del tvivel medan jag läser ”(20 kV på tredje skenan? ALDRIG, det kan väl inte stämma”) men långa stycken läste jag i ren förtjusing högt för Kristoffer innan jag slutligen konstaterade att ”du måste också läsa den här”…

…och han höll med 🙂 Lycka är att hitta en käresta som är lika nördig som man själv i många avseenden!

London’s Underground is associated with a multitude of ghostly stories and sightings. Particular stations and abandoned lines, many of which are in close proximity to burial sites from centuries ago, have given rise to unexplained events. This chilling book reveals well-known and hitherto unpublished tales of spirits, spectres and other spooky occurrences on one of the oldest railway networks in the world. The stories of sightings include the ghost of an actress regularly witnessed on Aldywch Station and the Black Nun at Bank Station. Eerie noises, such as the cries of thirteen-year-old Anne Naylor, who was murdered in 1758 at Farringdon Station, and the screams of children who were in an accident at Bethnal Green Station during Second World War, are still heard echoing down the stations. These and many more ghostly accounts are recorded in fascinating detail in this book, which is a must-read for anyone interested in the mysterious and murky history of Londons Underground.

David Brandon has been researching railway history for forty-five years, and has a strong interest in paranormal activity. He has run courses for Nottingham University called London under London looking at abandoned underground stations. Alan Brooke has over twenty years experience as a history lecturer to Higher Education level. The authors have co-authored five books about Londons history, including London; City of the Dead due to be published this year by The History Press. They both live in Peterborough.

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