Denton (Waveney Valley)-based writer Charles Christian has a new book out. Called ‘Shuckland’, it is volume one in a new Haunted Landscapes series from Heart of Albion publishing, and covers some of the weird tales, ghosts, folklore and legends of the Waveney Valley. It takes the form of a travel guide along the Waveney Valley, from Redgrave Fen down to the sea, taking in on its way ghosts of avenging kings, highwaymen, headless queens, ancient buried treasures, demonic entities, notorious villains, treacherous barons, murderous earls, ley-lines, paganism, yew-shrouded churchyards, old ivy-covered houses, witchcraft, strange fearsome beasts – including the notorious Black Shuck who gives his name to Shuckland.
Charles Christian is an English barrister and Reuters correspondent turned writer, award-winning tech journalist, and podcaster with a soft spot for history. He was born a ‘chime child’ with a caul so, according to legend, cannot drown at sea but can see and talk to ghosts and fairy folk without fear of coming to harm – allegedly!
Shuckland is out now in print (£12.95) and ebook (£3.25) formats from bookshops and online. Full availability details here