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Spring-Heeled Jack

By Philip Pullman
  • ISBN Code: : 1524765015
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 112
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Spring-Heeled Jack: The name evoked awe from both criminals and upstanding citizens alike. Some thought he was the devil, but he was actually the original superhero—leaping over the buildings of Victorian England with the help of springs in the heels of his shoes. The story begins as three young innocents escape their orphanage one dark and stormy night. As they make their way through the treacherous streets of London danger lurks, for hiding in the shadows is Mack the Knife, the most villainous of villains. Enter Spring-Heeled Jack, the springiest of heroes. But will Jack’s powers be enough to save the orphans? Originally published in paperback, Spring-Heeled Jack is back—now as a hardcover with eye-catching new jacket art.

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Book Short Summary:

Old Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, is the third-largest National Preservation District in the United States and the largest Victorian-era neighborhood in the country. Beneath the balconies and terraces of the district's Gothic, Queen Anne, and Beaux Arts mansions, current residents trade riveting stories about their historic homes. Many of these tales defy rational explanation. When David Dominé moved into one of these houses, he dismissed local rumors of a resident poltergeist named Lucy. However, before long, unnerving, disembodied footsteps and mysterious odors caused him to flee his home in the middle of the night. Since that night, Dominé has not only opened his mind to the idea of paranormal phenomena but also turned it into popular tours and a bestselling collection of books, which have brought new attention to this iconic neighborhood. In Haunts of Old Louisville, he takes readers inside the opulent Ferguson Mansion -- where a phantom tosses books off shelves -- and introduces them to the spectral stable hand who lurks around Campion House. He also examines historic tales pulled out of the headlines and even explores the claim that a winged demon haunts the ornate towers of Walnut Street Baptist Church. These tales of things that go bump in the night not only reveal why Old Louisville is considered the "most haunted neighborhood in America," but also help to preserve this historically and architecturally significant community.

The Assimilation of Yogic Religions through Pop Culture

By Paul G. Hackett
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 1498552307
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 625
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This volume presents case studies in the shifting representations of yogic themes and figures in worldwide popular culture from the middle of the nineteenth century to contemporary times. The authors analyze everything from comic books and novels to television, movies, and theater as they portray yogis and their esoteric practices.

Occult London

By Merlin Coverley
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  • Publisher : Oldcastle Books
  • Book Code : 1842439499
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 890
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London, more than any other city, has a secret history concealed from view. Behind the official façade promoted by the heritage industry lies a city of esoteric traditions, obscure institutions, and forgotten locations. Occult London rediscovers this history, unearthing the hidden city that lies beneath our own. From the Elizabethan magic of Dr Dee and Simon Forman to the occult designs of Wren and Hawksmoor; from the Victorian London of Spring-Heeled Jack to the fin de siecle heyday of Madame Blavatsky and Aleister Crowley. This book describes these practitioners of the occult and their unorthodox beliefs, alongside the myths and legends through which the city has always been perceived. The role of the occult within London's literary history is also outlined, while a gazetteer maps the sites of London's most resonant occult locations. Today we are experiencing a renewal of interest in the occult tradition, and Merlin Coverley examines the roots of this revival, exploring the rise of New Age philosophies and the emergence of psychogeography in shaping a new vision of the city

800 Years of Haunted Liverpool

By John Reppion
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Book Code : 0750959916
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 951
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This creepy collection of true-life tales takes the reader on a tour through the streets, cemetaries, alehouses, attics and docks of Liverpool.Containing many tales which have never before been published, it unearths a chilling range of supernatural phenomena, including the Grey Lady of Speke Hall, the poltergeist who scrawled 'I want you out' on a blackboard in a cottage in Hunts Cross, and the truly terrifying tale of 'Spring Heeled Jack', the unidentified apparition who terrorised the citizens of Everton during the 1830s.Illustrated with more than sixty photographs, maps and drawings, this book will delight anyone with an interest in the paranormal history of the area.

The World's Most Mysterious Murders

By Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1459720644
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 900
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Reading of murder stimulates a powerful response. We are repelled by the horror of it, but, simultaneously, our natural curiosity is strongly aroused. We want to know who did it, and why. Most unsolved murders have no apparent motives - or too many motives. The murders of Sir Harry Oakes in 1943, one of the richest men in Canada, and Christine Demeter, found dead in a blood-soaked garage in Mississauga in 1973 - remain unsolved. In fact, history is full of unsolved murders. Who killed King William Rufus, Edward II, and the Princes in the Tower? Who was Jack the Ripper? Was James Hanratty really guilty of killing Michael Gregson? These mysteries and more are contained in The World’s Most Mysterious Murders.

Beyond His Dark Materials

By Susan Redington Bobby
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476600813
  • Total of Pages : 207
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 469
  • Pdf File: beyond-his-dark-materials.pdf

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Beyond the His Dark Materials series lies a vast fictional realm populated by the many diverse character creations of Philip Pullman. During a more than 30-year career, Pullman has created worlds filled with quests, trials, tragedies and triumphs, and this book explores those worlds. The picture books, novellas and novels written for children, adolescents and adults are analyzed through the themes of innocence and experience. The journeys Pullman sets his characters on teach them that one must embrace change, loss and suffering to grow in wisdom and grace.

Ghosts of London

By O'Donnell Elliot
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473342767
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 205
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This is Elliott O'Donnel's 1932 work, "Ghosts of London". Within it, O'Donnel presents accounts of supernatural experiences and hauntings in London, examining those involved and attempting to provide explanations where possible. Highly recommended for those with an interest in ghosts and the supernatural. Elliott O'Donnell (1872 - 1965) was an English author most famous for his many books about ghosts. Other notable works by this author include: "Werewolves" (1912), "Animal Ghosts" (1913), and "Strange Disappearances" (1927). Contents include: "The Tower of London and Bethlehem Asylum", "St. James's Palace, the Green Park and St. James's Park", "Berkeley Square and Red Lion Square", "Bloomsbury", "Bloomsbury (continued) and Westminster", "Hyde Park", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition designed for a modern audience.

A Dark and Stormy Tea

By Laura Childs
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 059320090X
  • Total of Pages : 321
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 113
  • Pdf File: a-dark-and-stormy-tea.pdf

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A possible serial killer on the loose sends tea maven Theodosia Browning into a whirlwind of investigation in this latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series. It was a dark and stormy night, but that was the least of Theodosia Browning's troubles. As she approaches St. Philips Graveyard, Theodosia sees two figures locked in a strange embrace. Wiping rain from her eyes, Theodosia realizes she has just witnessed a brutal murder and sees a dark-hooded figure slip away into the fog. In the throes of alerting police, Theodosia recognizes the victim—it is the daughter of her friend, Lois, who owns the Antiquarian Bookshop next door to her own Indigo Tea Shop. Even though this appears to be the work of a serial killer who is stalking the back alleys of Charleston, Lois begs Theodosia for help. Against the advice of her boyfriend, Detective Pete Riley, and the sage words of Drayton, her tea sommelier, amateur-sleuth Theodosia launches her own shadow investigation. And quickly discovers that suspects abound with the dead girl’s boyfriend, nefarious real estate developer, private-security man, bumbling reporter, and her own neighbor who is writing a true-crime book and searching for a big ending. INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!

Jack's Strange Tales Collection

By Jack Strange
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  • Publisher : Next Chapter
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1146
  • Category : History
  • Members : 513
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All six books in 'Jack's Strange Tales', a series by Jack Strange, now in one volume! Strange Tales of Scotland: Strange Tales of Scotland all deal with a particular aspect of Scottish mysteries. You'll learn of the ghost that appeared at the wedding of King Alexander II, of monsters such as the Shellycoat and Water-horse that were thought to inhabit Scotland’s lochs. Another part deals exclusively with Loch Ness, and the strange happenings at that mysterious body of water. Later, we have a look at the mysterious deaths at the Flannan Islands Lighthouse, and at the strange creatures that were once believed to infest the hills and glens of Scotland, including the terrifying brollachan and the slaugh. It's A Strange Place, England: This small book looks at some of the strange things that make England unique, starting with the English language itself and looking at concepts such as sports, ghosts and the English love for eccentricity - like the sportsman who rode his horse naked. There is also the impressively masculine Cerne Abbas Giant, to which women once flocked when they wished to become pregnant. The mysterious Stonehenge also deserves its part in this book. From Robin Hood to highwaymen and smugglers, English folk tales take some very ruthless people and turn them into heroes that they most certainly were not. Finally, there's a cheerful chapter that looks at pubs, which figure prominently in many English tales and are a part of modern culture all over the world today. The Strangeness That Is Wales: This book looks at the strange legends, tales and ghosts of Wales. Although the stories are intended to entertain as much as educate, the historical facts are accurate. Included are stories on ghosts - both real and fake - and the legend of King Arthur. Welsh animal lore, customs, monsters and music are also examined. One of the strangest villages in the world gets a chapter to itself, as do witches, miners and druids. The book is written in a personal, light-hearted style, with geographical references to help identify the places. Hopefully, you will come away with a different view on Wales - and a smile on your face. Strange Tales of the Sea: What lurks beneath the waves, and onboard the most mysterious of ships? Get ready to experience the lore and lure of the sea with these myths, legends and true stories. Centuries-old folklore and tales of haunted vessels. Sea monsters and ghosts. Cannibalism at sea, and mysterious disappearances. Included are also tales of sailors ashore, and the prostitutes and crimps that preyed on them. Find out what happened to stowaways, how they were treated, and about the myth that women were not welcome on ships. Strange Ireland: In Ireland, truth, folklore, mythology, and legend are indistinguishably interwoven into a Celtic knot of strangeness. From fact to fiction and the peculiar to the bizarre, unravel some of Ireland’s most curious lore: the Blarney Stone kissing ceremony, the giant behind the Giant’s Causeway, the escapades of Saint Patrick, and the myths of the 1690 battle of the River Boyne among many others. Among the twenty-six chapters each detailing a unique Irish oddity, discover the history of Emerald Isle in a new light. More Strange Scotland: More Strange Scotland is a collection of anecdotes, facts, folklore and legends about the strangeness of that little nation on the western fringe of Europe. From fairies to witches and the frightening water horses, Scotland has a host of legends. Add haunted castles, strange pub names and devilish people to the mix, sprinkle with Aberlour spirits and the mists of Skye and then open the book. If ghostly bagpipers and unseen river monsters don’t scare you off, then you may revel in the stories from this most strange of all countries.

The Big Book of Mysteries

By Lionel Fanthorpe,Patricia Fanthorpe
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1554887798
  • Total of Pages : 370
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 345
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From Atlantis to Nostradamus, Masons to Templars, Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe have explored some of the greatest mysteries in this world and beyond. Now they attempt to answer even more questions about vampires, Sasquatch, and the Pyramids. No element of the unknown is safe from the Fanthorpes scrutinizing eyes.

Britain's Strangest True Crime Cases

By Dylan Frost
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 3755406853
  • Total of Pages : 215
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 337
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The history of true crime in Britain is a long and, as we shall see, often stranger than fiction tale. The book that follows offers an eclectic stew of strange and perplexing British true crime cases. These cases are all disconcertingly odd and in many instances downright bizarre. We have the murder of an elderly famer brutally killed with a pitchfork in what may or may not have been a case involving witchcraft. Then there is a shocking train murder which took place in a closed carriage in broad daylight during an afternoon commuter run to London. We also have the baffling case of a retired spinster who was gruesomely killed for no apparent reason in her own home on Halloween night. We shall also be examining the modern legend of the alleged maniac said to randomly push his victims into Manchester's murky canals. Then we'll take a look at the monstrous Victorian terror known as Spring-Heeled Jack. We shall stop too to consider the unsolved murder of a young man in Sussex who was found dissected inside two abandoned suitcases. We shall also explore the high profile killing of Jill Dando - a case which surely ranks as one of the most shocking and baffling celebrity deaths ever to occur in Britain. As if that wasn't enough we also have grave robbers, cannibals, the Brighton trunk murders, a woman who staged a crackpot hoax abduction of her own daughter, a gruesome murderer who operated at the same time as Jack the Ripper and had the macabre signature of leaving torsos and body parts scattered around London, and a suave post-war con artist who in reality was a depraved sexual serial killer. So, draw the curtains, turn off the lights, make sure the doors are locked, and settle down to explore some of the strangest true crime cases Blighty has to offer...

The Reptilian Humanoid Elites Among Us

By Jeffrey Clarke Lion
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  • Publisher : epubli
  • Book Code : 3754954083
  • Total of Pages : 157
  • Category : History
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The book that follows may seem outlandish but then that's the whole point of the conspiracy. Those who seek to suppress the truth trade on the fact that the true reality of the world would seem like fanciful science fiction to the general public. The reptile humanoid conspiracy is by no means new. It was around long before David Icke traded in his BBC Sportsnight blazer for a turquoise tracksuit and started writing books about the Royal Family being ten foot shapeshifting lizards from the constellation Draco. However, the fine details of this conspiracy have never been revealed before. The book that follows will tell who exactly these reptiles are and what they really want with our planet. Get ready to learn about the biggest conspiracy in the world.