What better day to review a book on paranormal activity than on Friday 13th!
Warwickshire is a county steeped in the supernatural, as befits the county of Shakespeare and the many ghosts and spirits that he conjured up in his works. The towns and villages of Warwickshire, its castles, houses, churches, theatres, inns and many other places both grand and everyday, have rich and complex stories to tell of paranormal presences. In this book author S. C. Skillman investigates the rich supernatural heritage of this county at the heart of England, in places such as Guy’s Cliffe House, the Saxon Mill, Kenilworth Castle, Warwick Castle, St Mary’s Church in Warwick, Nash’s House in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Stoneleigh Abbey, as well as in the towns of Rugby, Nuneaton and Leamington Spa. She explores the spiritual resonance of each location, recounting the tales of paranormal activity associated with it and examining the reasons for this within the history of the place.
Paranormal Warwickshire takes the reader into the world of ghosts and spirits in the county, following into the unknown. These tales of haunted places, supernatural happenings and shadowy presences will delight the ghost hunters, and fascinate and intrigue everybody who knows Warwickshire.
I am fascinated by ghosts and the paranormal and have a couple of books detailing the haunted places local to me as well as going on a very creepy ghost tour of Hampton Court Palace, at night, where we had to walk alone, in the dark through the Haunted Gallery, where there have been numerous reports of sightings of Catherine Howard, running to find Henry the VIII begging for mercy at the time of her arrest. We didn’t see anything but the fascination remains and for that reason, despite not really reading digital books, I agreed to be involved in this blog tour.
This was an informative book providing not only an account of paranormal sightings and experiences in Warwickshire but a brief history of the places covered. Shakespeare’s Stratford featured and throughout the book quotes from the playwright were used as chapter highlights, which was a nice touch. Stunning pictures gave visual context for those less familiar with Warwickshire and I was struck as I was reading this book that it would make a nice accompaniment for a visit to Warwickshire.
I read this as a digital book, but in my opinion it is definitely a book that would be better experienced in physical form in terms of an easier ability to flick back through the pages and refer back, as I like to do. Nonetheless an interesting little book which should appeal to anyone with an interest in Warwickshire and it’s history and most definitely anyone interested in the county’s history of paranormal activity.
About the Author
S C Skillman lives in Warwickshire and writes psychological, paranormal and mystery fiction and non fiction. She is a member of the Association of Christian Writers. She has published three books Mystical Circles, A Passionate Spirit and Perilous Path. She is also a public speaker and gives author talks and creative writing workshops to groups.
Paranormal Warwickshire is available to buy using the link below, (this is not an affiliate link, but rather a link to the author’s local independent bookshop), and when I checked last night they had some signed copies in stock. This book is also available to buy at Waterstones and online.
This is a blog tour, thanks to the author for reaching out and inviting me to be involved and to the publisher Amberley Publishing for providing me with a digital copy of the book. Do check out what others are saying about this book and I some of the posts might include an extract which promises to be informative.