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The Vampire's Bedside Companion: Illustrated Edition by [Peter Underwood, Peter Allan, Crispin Derby, Sean Manchester, James Turner, Devendra Varma, Geoffrey Bourne-Taylor]

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Peter Underwood was President of the Ghost Club (founded 1862) from 1960-1993 and probably heard more first-hand ghost stories than any man alive. He was a long-standing member of The Society of Psychical Research, Vice-President of the Unitarian Society for Psychical Studies, a member of The Folklore Society, The Dracula Society and the Research Committee of the Psychic Research Organization, he wrote extensively, and was a seasoned lecturer and broadcaster. He took part in the first official investigation into a haunting; sat with physical and mental mediums and conducted investigations at seances. He was present at exorcisms, experiments at dowsing, precognition, clairvoyance, hypnotism, regression; he conducted world-wide tests in telepathy and extra-sensory perception, and personally investigated scores of haunted houses across the country. He possessed comprehensive files of alleged hauntings in every county of the British Isles and many foreign countries, and his knowledge and experience resulted in his being consulted on psychic and occult matters by the BBC and ITV. His many books include the first two comprehensive gazetteers of ghosts and hauntings in England, Scotland and Ireland and two books that deal with twenty different occult subjects. Highlights from his published work include 'Nights in Haunted Houses' (1993), which collects together the results of group investigations, 'The Ghosts of Borley' (1973), his classic account of the history of 'the most haunted house in England', 'Hauntings' (1977), which re-examines ten classic cases of haunting in the light of modern knowledge, 'No Common Task' (1983), which reflects back upon his life as a 'ghost hunter', and 'The Ghost Hunter's Guide' (1986), which gives the reader all the advice necessary to become one. Born at Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire, he lived for many years in a small village in Hampshire. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
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President and Chief Investigator of the legendary Ghost Club for over thirty years, Peter Underwood was a world-renowned British 'ghost-hunter'; psychical researcher, author and broadcaster on the occult and paranormal phenomena.

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Conrad Van Orton
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable small volume on all things vampirical.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 November 2015
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Conrad Van Orton
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable small volume on all things vampirical.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 November 2015
Enjoyable small volume on all things vampirical. Underwood first entered the Vampire Research Society in 1973, and is featured in the background of the 1974 BBC Documentary "The Dracula Business" (after four minutes in - currently available on the BBC iPlayer.)

Peter Underwood was himself responsible for one of the four 'Vampire Stories', "Domdaniel", which he wrote under the pseudonym 'Peter Allan'. Also, his son-in-law Crispin Derby was responsible for the story "To Claim His Own" (Derby published Underwood's collection of [[ASIN:095395370X Favourite Tales of the Fantastical: Rarities from the Vaults]] in 2000, which harked back to another collection edited by Underwood: [[ASIN:0460017497 Thirteen Famous Ghost Stories (Everyman Paperbacks)]]).
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Mr. A. PRYCE
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent little book.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 August 2019
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3.0 out of 5 stars More fiction than fact
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 June 2020
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Percy Alan
5.0 out of 5 stars Revenants and other horrors...
Reviewed in the United States on 1 August 2018
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S. Von Scholz
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful stories and great illustriations
Reviewed in the United States on 22 April 2010
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