The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History Lecture Series: Parnell’s ‘Ghostland’

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We are very pleased to be the bookselling partner for our old chum Viktor Wynd’s series of Zoom lectures at his Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History. The books will be delivered with signed bookplates, so please be patient – we will process the orders as soon as they come in, but getting them signed and posted out (while abiding by Covid safety regulations) will mean delivery is not immediate! It might take up to 6 weeks for delivery.

To accompany Edward’s lecture, we’re offering signed copies of his book Ghostland.

In his late thirties, Edward Parnell found himself trapped in the recurring nightmare of a family tragedy. For comfort, he turned to his bookshelves, back to the ghost stories that obsessed him as a boy, and to the writers through the ages who have attempted to confront what comes after death. In Ghostland, Parnell goes in search of the ‘sequestered places’ of the British Isles, our lonely moors, our moss-covered cemeteries, our stark shores and our folkloric woodlands.

He explores how these landscapes conjured and shaped a kaleidoscopic spectrum of literature and cinema, from the ghost stories and weird fiction of M. R. James, Arthur Machen and Algernon Blackwood to the children’s fantasy novels of Alan Garner and Susan Cooper; from W.G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn and Graham Swift’s Waterland to the archetypal ‘folk horror’ film The Wicker Man… Ghostland is Parnell’s moving exploration of what has haunted our writers and artists – and what is haunting him.

It is a unique and elegiac meditation on grief, memory and longing, and of the redemptive power of stories and nature.

Please remember: delivery is not immediate!It might take up to 6 weeks for delivery.

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