Description

Lonely dunes and marshes; ruined mills and lighthouses; unmarked tracks that lead you into the unknown…No wonder so many of the masters of the English ghost story, from M.R. James to E.F. Benson, chose to set their tales in East Anglia. Now, for the first time, the writer Wayne Drew has brought together the very best stories from the ghost-ridden counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire in one volume. Some may be old friends; others have been out of print and lost for years. This collection includes three new stories, to show that the Eastern Counties can still inspire writers to explore the darker side. Featured writers include Noel Boston, Ramsey Campbell, Celia Dale and Gladys Mitchell.

‘BE WARNED! Before settling down with this most beguiling anthology, you would do well to wrap up warm, pour yourself a stiff drink and light a few extra candles, because Adrian Drew has fearlessly roamed the mist-wreathed fens in search of dark and disturbing tales. Whether old or new, well-known classics or forgotten yarns, these are shudder-filled stories guaranteed to chill the blood and haunt the memory. After several sleepless nights, I pass it on with a shiver of delight!’ –Brian Sibley, Writer and Broadcaster

‘Shadows on the Fens is a fine collection of ghost stories… guaranteed to make you shiver even in midsummer.’ –Kim Newman, Author and Broadcaster

‘A satisfyingly spooky sampler of several centuries of East Anglian supernatural stories’ –Rosemary Pardoe, Author and Editor, ‘Ghosts and Scholars’

About the Author

Wayne Adrian Drew is a writer, producer, director and BBC presenter who has been acknowledged for his work in the media industries. Together with Lord Attenborough, Sir David Frost, Bob Geldof KBE, Sir Ridley Scott, Kevin Spacey KBE, and a group of other distinguished figures, he has received an International Fellowship at the House of Lords for his work in promoting an ethical and effective media industry. As well as his achievements in the arts, Wayne has had a long and successful career in business and public sector communications and is the founder of such award schemes as The Clarions and AMI Awards for corporate social responsibility and social inclusion, as well as the producer of The British Film Institute and IVCA Awards. Wayne has written over 40 non-fiction books and 30 plays that have been performed to capacity audiences on London’s fringe, in the region’s, Off Broadway and even Buenos Aires! He is the former BBC producer of such programmes as the Arts Magazine, Kaleidoscope, as well as being the Director of Communications for the BFI, Lord Attenborough and HRH The Prince of Wales, and the Chief Executive of the International Visual Communications Association. He is a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) and a long-standing member of The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA).