Hampshire & New Forest Stories of the Supernatural by Sonia Smith
‘Most people are intrigued by ghosts and stories about paranormal happenings, even if they do not believe in them’. Following on from Wiltshire Stories of the Supernatural, Sonia has created a similar book, drawing upon the many experiences recounted to her and this time concentrating on Hampshire and the New Forest area.
A black dog, a witch, a werewolf, fairies and a host of ghosts populate the nineteen stories, written in an easy to read style that makes the book ideal to dip and out of. Sonia recounts each tale sympathetically and shows a touching respect to the individuals involved, she clearly enjoys listening to people’s accounts and sharing these with us. Although the tales are short, they cover a lot of detail and are thoroughly entertaining reads. If you live in Hampshire, plan to visit or just have an interest in the supernatural, Sonia has written a book that introduces you to many little known tales of the area and a handy map makes sure you won’t get lost.
Paperback: 96 Pages
Published by: Countryside Books (2009)