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Great Australian Ghost Stories
Bib ID 7576790
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Davis, Richard, author
 
Online Access
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Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at the National Library of Australia 
Description Sydney South, N.S.W. : HarperCollins Publishers, 2012 
Sydney, New South Wales : HarperCollins Publishers, 2012 
1 online resource (320 pages) 
ISBN 9781743095904 (EPUB : :)
Series

Great Australian stories

Summary

Australia has a rich history of ghost sightings and spooky tales, from the time of European settlement until today - and they are all here in GREAT AUSTRALIAN GHOST STORIES. From gore-spattered convicts and elegant women out of our colonial past to the mysterious ghost lights of the outback and angry poltergeists that wreak havoc on modern homes, Australia seems to be teeming with the restless spirits of our ancestors. You'll meet a wide cross section of them in this far-reaching collection of stories drawn from all the Australian states and covering two centuries of our nation's history. Some ghosts are vengeful, some aloof, others mysterious, sad, kind, wistful or amusing, but all share one quality - they're scary - and their stories are hair-raising. You'll join a terrified young couple on a Ferris wheel when a spectre appears inside their cage, you'll learn about Australia's most famous ghost and visit Australia's most notorious haunted house where icy hands gripped the throats of unsuspecting visitors. You'll meet a ghost made famous by Henry Lawson, discover what 'the haunted dunny' means to the people of a village in the Barossa Valley and share in the terror of a medical student when a cadaver comes back from the dead and takes up residence in the student's laptop. So, dear reader, if you have the courage, make sure the doors and windows are locked, settle in your favourite chair, keep a blanket handy (for when your blood runs cold) and join Richard Davis on this remarkable journey behind the veil that separates the mortal from the eternal - right here in our own back yard.

Notes

Imprint: ABC Books.

Also issued in print format.

Subjects Horror & ghost stories.  |  Fiction - Horror.  |  Australian fiction.  |  Australian fiction.  |  Ghost stories, Australian.  |  Ghost stories, Australian.  |  Ghosts -- Australia -- Anecdotes.  |  Australian
Form/genre Electronic books  |  Electronic books
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