Tales from the Black Meadow

bookBy Chris Lambert

“This is a beautiful, compelling book of folklore. What’s most haunting about this book is that the stories feel like they’ve been lingering at the back of your mind all your life. The sparse, propulsive prose gives it this sense of timelesness. This is Britain’s past reimagined so vividly that it becomes as real as a memory, albeit one shrouded in speculation, rumour and mystery. A fine piece of hauntology but also good storytelling with lots of twists in the tale. It gets grizzly, absurd and murderous in parts, if you like that kind of thing, which I do.”

–        Gareth E Rees

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The Missing Professor Mullins

When Professor R. Mullins of the University of York went missing in 1972 on the site of the area known as Black Meadow atop of the North Yorkshire Moors, he left behind him an extensive body of work that provided a great insight into the folklore of this mysterious place.

Writer Chris Lambert has been rooting through Mullins’ files for over ten years and now presents this collection of weird and macabre tales. Marvel at tales such as The Rag and Bone Man, The Meadow Hag, The Fog House, The Land Spheres and The Children of the Black Meadow.

“A banquet of weirdness…” – Hypnobobs

“…visceral dread slowly rises from its mustiness…” – Mythogeography

“Properly spooky and really well written.” – Sebastian Baczkiewicz – Creator of Radio 4’s Pilgrim

You can order a copy here

See also, the musical companion piece to this:

 

‘Tales from the Black Meadow ‘, an album by the Soulless Party

 

 

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