Written in Blood : A Cultural History of the British Vampire, Paperback / softback Book

Written in Blood : A Cultural History of the British Vampire Paperback / softback


The British Isles has a remarkable association with vampires - chilling supernatural creatures of the night.

From the nineteenth-century writings of John Polidori, James Rymer, Sheridan Le Fanu and Bram Stoker, to the modern literary horrors of Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Lumley and Kim Newman, the vampire casts a strange and compelling shadow that spreads from the realms of fantasy into the world of the living.

Here you will find vampire murderers and vampire hunters together with the real-life mysteries of Croglin Grange, Alnwick Castle, the Vampire of the Villas, the Yorkshire Vampire and the enduring phenomenon of London's famous Highgate Vampire. In this thought-provoking book, illustrated with never before seen photographs and drawing on extensive original research, writer and paranormal historian Paul Adams explores the fascinating history of British vampirism in both fact and fiction.

With extensive chapters on the post-war revival of Gothic cinema horror and the influence of cult studio Hammer Films on the vampire in British television and music, here is a modern guide where every page is truly written in blood ...


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 16 Plates, black and white; 30 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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  • Category: Monsters & legendary beings
  • ISBN: 9780752497150



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