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Body, Mind & Spirit Supernatural

Listening for the Dead Bells

by (author) Marian Bruce

Publisher
Island Studies Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2019
Category
Supernatural, Unexplained Phenomena, General, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781988692296
    Publish Date
    Sep 2019
    List Price
    $18.95

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Description

Mysterious lights, howling dogs, ringing sounds in the ear: these omens of death are part of a treasury of supernatural beliefs transmitted through centuries and across the Atlantic Ocean. Part memoir, part oral history—the author reflects on stories about bad fairies, witch control, ghosts, second sight, divination, healing incantations, attitudes toward death, and other links between Prince Edward Island and the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

About the author

Marian Bruce, a former journalist, is the author of six books and editor/ghost writer of many others. Her book on farm horses, Remembering Old Dan, won the PEI Book of the Year Award for non-fiction in 2012. A descendant of 19th-century immigrants from the Isle of Skye, she grew up in a community influenced by Highland customs, beliefs, music, and supernatural tales. After decades of working in cities across Canada, she now lives in High Bank, in the farmhouse where she was born and raised.

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