Two new 5 star reviews on Amazon for my book Shuckland...
5.0 out of 5 stars – Entertaining
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 November 2021 by David
Scary events and ghost stories from East Anglia. An entertaining Winter’s read.
5.0 out of 5 stars – Experience the hidden history of England's Waveney Valley
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 March 2022 by John Pitman
Black dogs, Druid stones and Devil lore - Shuckland has got the lot. In this book Charles Christian takes us on a witty and enthralling journey through the East Anglian countryside following the famous Atlantis Ley (otherwise known as the Great St Michael and St Mary Alignment) from his home town of Diss up to Norfolk's sunshine coast. Along the way we are introduced to Saxon Kings, Norman barons, necromantic friars, and notorious highwaymen, not to mention a whole host of spirits and spooks, and last but definitely not least, the legendary fiery-eyed hell hound, Black Shuck, who lends his name both to Christian's book and to the valley some call Shuckland. Well written and informative, this book is a must for any folklore enthusiast, or indeed for anyone seeking to find out more about the 'quite intriguing' history and legends of an area that for many is one of the most well loved corners of our island.
Curated by English barrister and Reuters correspondent turned editor, author, blogger, podcaster, award-winning tech journalist, storyteller, and sometime werewolf hunter Charles Christian. He writes, he drinks tea, he knows things. This site also has links to Charles' books and the Weird Tales Show videos and podcasts.
Descended from a motley crew of smugglers and witches, Christian was born a chime-child with a caul and grew up in a haunted medieval house by the harbourside in the Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough. He now lives in a barn on a ley-line in rural East Anglia. His latest book is Shuckland (Haunted Landscapes Volume 1)
According to folklore a caul-shrouded chime-child can't drown at sea but can see and talk to faerie folk and also has protection against spells cast by malevolent sorcerers. And yes, he was once commissioned to go on a werewolf hunt on the night of a full moon by a newspaper. Spoiler alert: he didn't find one. (Or it didn't find him.)
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