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"Mysterious Northumberland" is the next volume in the Breedon books "Mysterious Counties" series joining best-selling titles "Mysterious Cornwall" and "Mysterious Lincolnshire".The book concentrates on all aspects of the supernatural, paranormal and mysterious in the county of Northumberland. Ghosts, myths, legends, big cats, witchcraft and the little people all feature in the book. The book is arranged by subject, though each and every area of Northumberland is covered to give a wide geographical spread around the county.The book is aimed at the general reader interested in the county or in mysterious and bizarre events. The text is written in a lively chatty style, while maintaining good standards of English and accuracy. The inclusion of maps, numerous photos and other illustrative material breaks up the text to make the volume more appealing to the reader.Among the mysterious place to feature are: Bamburgh Castle - a number of different ghosts are said to lurk here, including the very active lady in the central keep. This is also the supposed location of the Lost Hand of St Oswald, a miraculous relic that evades all efforts to find it; and Elsdon - home to the notorious Brown Man of the Moors, an elemental spirit. It is also the site of a Fairy Market, with a fairly long legend attached."Mysterious Northumberland" provides a chilling read! It is a comprehensive look at strange phenomena, supernatural encounters and folklore in Northumberland. It is fully illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings.
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