I’m really under the cosh currently, writing a host of little regional ghost guides for publishers Bradwell Books. These three have just been published. The Cheshire one was fun to do: Chester is only about 10 miles from where I live but it was good to expand outside Wales for a change. South Wales Ghost Stories and North Wales Ghost Stories see me on familiar ground.
They’re handy little pocket books aimed at tourists more than locals. If you’re a resident of Wales or would like to read more about the ghosts of Wales, you might like to check out my Haunted Wales: A Guide to Welsh Ghost-lore published by the History Press. On the other hand if you’re just passing through or staying on holiday in Wales you’ll find them quick, handy books giving a great overview of some of the best ghost stories and haunted sites in Wales. Both books contain numerous modern ghost reports which therefore don’t appear in Haunted Wales.
Chester is one of the most visited cities in the UK so Cheshire Ghost Stories should appeal to a good number of tourists. The wider county is well worth exploring, too. For one thing, it’s famous for its beautiful Tudor period half-timbered houses – a great many of which are haunted. It’s an olde worlde county boasting really pretty countryside. And a good many ghosts.
Cheshire Ghost Stories, South Wales Ghost Stories and North Wales Ghost Stories by Richard Holland, published by Bradwell, are all available from the usual outlets and will be available in local supermarkets, too. They retail for the very modest sum of just £3.99. You can view them at my Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Holland/e/B001KIIG52/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1367229426&sr=1-2-ent
However, if you live locally or are visiting any of the areas covered by the books, and you’d like to buy them, it might be good to get them from a real-life shop that probably pays its taxes. I need Amazon for various reasons but I’m determined to buy through them somewhat less often and use proper shops rather more.
I’ve since been commissioned to write further books on Cumbria, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire and a region of Scotland not yet determined. And my deadline is next month, so I better get back to it!