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Spirits of place

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Stories are embedded in the world around us; in metal, in brick, in concrete, and in wood. In the very earth beneath our feet. Our history surrounds us and the tales we tell, true or otherwise, are always rooted in what has gone before. The spirits of place are the echoes of people, of events, of ideas which have become imprinted upon a location, for better or for worse. They are the genii loci of classical Roman religion, the disquieting atmosphere of a former battlefield, the comfort and familiarity of a childhood home.

Twelve authors take us on a journey; a tour of places where they themselves have encountered, and consulted with, these Spirits of Place.

Contributing authors: Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir, Vajra Chandrasekera, Maria J. Pérez Cuervo, Warren Ellis, Alan Moore, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Kristine Ong Muslim, Dr. Joanne Parker, Mark Pesce, Iain Sinclair, Gazelle Amber Valentine, and Damien Williams. Edited by John Reppion.

Contents of the book

Editor’s Introduction • John Reppion

I Have Trod Such Haunted Land • Gazelle Amber Valentine

The Palace Built Over a Hellmouth • Maria J. Pérez Cuervo

Spirits of Place final rgb300 v2 coloursA Compendium of Tides • Warren Ellis

Agonies and Enchantments • Kristine Ong Muslim

The Great Mongoose •  Vajra Chandrasekera

Death Imitating Art at Castle an Dinas • Joanne Parker

Malleus Speculis • Mark Pesce

Becoming Elf – Becoming Witch •  Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir

Palermo Deathtrip • Iain Sinclair

City of Palaces, City of Ghosts • Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Stealing the Light to Write By • Damien Patrick Williams

Coal Memory • Alan Moore

The website for the book is spiritsofplace.com

27 of the 100 limited edition signed hardbacks are still available and the book is also available in paperback and digital editions.

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