Lily Dale: The Town That Talks To The Dead by Christine Wicker

This year, in November, I set myself the task of writing a book. It had been germinating in my mind for a while, and I needed to get it down on paper. The story itself has aspects of Victorian Englands obsession with death and greiving, and the phenomenon of Spiritualism that rose up in that …

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The Seance by John Harwood

A girl with a tragic past inherits a crumbling house whose previous owners have all disappeared under mysterious circumstances. The Victorian era saw a mania for Spiritualism, a practice in which people would consult a medium during group sessions, and attempt to contact their departed loved ones. The tricks and practices that mediums undertook to dupe …

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