Haunted Waters - Elliot O'DonnellLondon: Rider & Co., 1957, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with paper reinforcement to the verso head of the spine. Previous owners' name to the first blank.
From the cover: “Haunted Waters is one of the most comprehensive and intriguing books that Elliott O’Donnell has written. It deals mainly with haunted rivers, streams, lakes and pools in Great Britain and Eire, covering a very extensive area, with the addition of a few hauntings of a very unusual and remarkable kind in foreign countries. There are graphic accounts of ghosts haunting the embankment and bridges in London, the Thames near Windsor and Dagcnham. The Severn, Dart, Tavy, Churnett, Tyne, Tees, Wear, Eden, Shannon and Irish Lee arc included among the rivers that have their own peculiar ghosts.
Ghostly happenings arc eerily described in Epping Forest, the New Forest and in the regions of the English, Scottish and Irish Lakes. Millponds and wayside pools have their dark secrets and harrowing spectres, and in Scotland there is a ravine of dread and terror. Mysterious disappearances give rise to hauntings.
Visions of future events are seen in mirrors, fields and gardens. Haunted hay stacks, vanishing ponds, pixies, phookas, Kelpies, Bean Nighes, headless male and female phantoms, sirens and lorelei, a haunted morgue, trains and ship’s masts, yeth hounds, phantom riders and stag-headed apparitions all figure prominently in this uncanny volume. It contains ghosts of all kinds, harmless and dangerous, good and evil, lovely and hideous.”