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Irish Ghosts and Hauntings - Michael Scott

Irish Ghosts and Hauntings

Paperback Published: 19th May 1994
ISBN: 9780751501544
Number Of Pages: 288

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What is it about Ireland's past that so haunts the imagination? More than one answer can be found in Michael Scotts's powerful new collection of 29 tales. To start with, in a newly Christianized Ireland, monks do battle with a devilish monster that has killed a river. All the water in this collection, from rivers to lakes, conceal dangers that men and women would best avoid. Ready to tempt Ireland's new conquerors -- humankind-- supernatural forces hide beneath waves, in bogs, in the very land, waiting. With his usual inventiveness, Michael Scott juxtaposes the old and the new, the ancient and modern, showing that in everyday situations, the curses of Ireland's mythic past lie imp-like, threatening destruction.

ISBN: 9780751501544
ISBN-10: 0751501549
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 19th May 1994
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1

Michael Scott

About the Author

An authority on mythology and folklore, Michael Scott is one of Ireland’s most successful authors. A master of fantasy, science fiction, horror and folklore, he has been hailed by the Irish Times as ‘the King of Fantasy in these isles’. He lives and writes in Dublin.

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel (2007), the first of a ground-breaking six part young adult fantasy was published by Random House in May 2007. It spent 16 weeks in the New York Times Top Ten and rights have now been sold into 34 countries. New Line Productions optioned the feature film rights to the entire series.

Praised for his “unparalleled contribution to children’s literature,” by the Guide to Children’s Books, Michael Scott was the Writer in Residence during Dublin’s tenure as European City of Culture in 1991, and has featured in the 2006 edition of Who’s Who in Ireland as one of the 1000 “most significant Irish.”

A bookseller for over 20 years, Michael is an accomplished scriptwriter and headed up the drama department in Tyrone Productions, the creators of Riverdance, where he also scripted for high profile events such as the Special Olympics and the Irish Film and Television Awards. He has worked as a television producer and a presenter.

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