Shuckland by Charles Christian
(Haunted Landscapes Volume One)
Shuckland by Charles Christian (Haunted Landscapes Vol. 1)
Weird tales, ghosts, folklore and legends from East Anglia’s Waveney valley
Published: July 2021 by Heart of Albion Publishing
Price: £12.95 (Print) + £3.25 (Ebook)
Paperback, Pages: 199 + xiv pages
Illustrations: 13 colour + 14 B&W & line drawings + 4 maps
Join us on a journey exploring the weird wonders of the Waveney valley. Behind the ruined castles, soaring church towers and attractive market towns lie ancient legends and folklore.
Ghosts of avenging kings, highwaymen, headless queens, ancient buried treasures, demonic entities, notorious villains, treacherous barons, murderous earls, ley-lines, paganism, yew-shrouded churchyards, old ivy-covered houses, witchcraft, strange fearsome beasts – including the notorious Black Shuck who gives his name to Shuckland.
Charles Christian is an English barrister and Reuters correspondent turned writer, award-winning tech journalist, and podcaster with a soft spot for history. He was born a ‘chime child’ with a caul so, according to legend, cannot drown at sea but can see and talk to ghosts and fairy folk without fear of coming to harm – allegedly!
What the reviews say...
"Shuckland does what great book do. It transports you, entertains, mesmerises and shows you a world of things you didn't know. Christian's writing is always fun and engaging, he has a wonderful knack of infecting you with his enthusiasm. I'm nowhere near the Waveney Valley but I'll make sure I take a trip down there to see the legends, and experience the spooks, for myself." ...Nik Perring, author, editor, creative writing teacher.
"Shuck, of course, refers to East Anglia's legendary giant and ghostly 'black dog'. Christian uses the Shuck myth to link the region's towns, churches, castles and other folkloric places into a vivid portrait of Shuckland and its history full of mythic beasts, ghosts, villains, murder and witchcraft. Well-written and packed with local detail. Included here are associations with 'ley lines' and the tales of MR James. This is the first volume in a projected series of 'Haunted Landscapes' from the Heart of Albion Press." ...Fortean Times
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