Ten Cathedral Ghosts - Nicholas Orme

Ten Cathedral Ghosts - Nicholas Orme

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Acester (known as Ayster) is one of England’s oldest cathedrals. It is also home to a startling assortment of ghosts. They include a bishop’s skeleton, a mischievous imp, a Jacobean actor, an eighteenth-century murderer, a woman in a mirror, a legless and an eyeless ghost, a mysterious chorister, and an ugly spider. Meanwhile, alongside the ghosts, the busy life of a modern cathedral goes on, spiced by the sparrings between a rather vague Dean and a very acerbic Canon. This is a book for all who love stories of ghosts and clergy life in the Church of England.

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Perfect for a holiday break, easy to read, and full of the atmosphere of ye olde church life. Church Times.

Well-crafted stories in the tradition of M. R. James. Nicholas Orme is among the most eminent historians of medieval Britain alive today.
Francis Young, historian, online.

Full of good jokes and beautifully written. One of the delights is his ability to convey the beauty and wonder of his fictional cathedral.
Nicola Coldstream, Oxford Historic Churches Trust.