The Tidal Bride - D.W. Haggard

D.W Haggard’s first collection of stories imbue a sense of unease and psychological tension set in the brooding mists of East Anglia.

The Tidal Bride - D.W. Haggard
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D.W Haggard’s first collection of stories imbue a sense of unease and psychological tension set in the brooding mists of East Anglia. Harbour masters say they can hear the turn of the tide off the Norfolk coast, with its black onrush over the staithe catching the unwary. The psychic shock that lays in these six stories plumbs the depth of imagination and horror and, like the returning tide, may engulf the reader.

We see ancient Norfolk burial mounds give up their secrets to a London couple in The Tidal Bride.

In The Vortex, a Norwich detective discovers a serial killer and is drawn closer to the coast at Scolt Head, and then further into the horror of Deadman’s Hole.

In The Comedian, Frasier, particle physicist at the University of East Anglia, and Madison, his American advertising executive partner, are searching for different things…they meet the comedian and find something terrifying about each other when their lives appear under the microscope.

Fee Fi Fo Fum…a blond stranger, the Drihten, returns at Midsummer’s Day and offers an unpalatable redemption in The Miller.

Norwich prison gallows are the setting for The Girl that was Death. When your beloved is sentenced to hang…his every breath becomes something to be sipped and savoured.

Cromer is the setting for The Fisherman. Brendan, a priest on a leave of absence, visited by the fisherman, discovers new love and in the horror of realisation finds his own soul being fished.

D.W. Haggard’s stories are among the most harrowing and disturbing of the 21st Century and give a whole new reason for visiting Norfolk.

1 review for The Tidal Bride – D.W. Haggard


    These six stories make for uneasy and uncomfortable reading. One story gave me goose bumps – I think it was THE COMEDIAN. The imagery and ideas throughout the book remind me of BRIAN CLEMENS writing for ATVs THRILLER series or THE AVENGERS. The punt gun scene could easily have been out of one of those odd sixties classics. This has a modern and hard hitting edge as well, as the clergyman in THE FISHERMAN finds out! And some. Great read

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About The Author

Frances and Michael Holmes

We love living in Norwich and not only enjoy researching and documenting projects but also being able to share our work. We are the first to admit that we are more “enthusiasts” than historians and although we set ourselves high standards, we believe that such activity should be fun. As a team we can each work to our strengths which allows us to present our work in a variety of media: books, websites, presentations and film.

Michael has lived in Norwich all of his life, Frances arrived in 1983 for a year but could never find a good enough reason to leave! After a career in IT, Michael is the techie whilst Frances’ background, involving links with both the corporate and voluntary sectors, is used to good effect in organising and researching. We particularly enjoy meeting and working with a huge range of people from many different backgrounds and helping to preserve and promote Norwich’s rich heritage.

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