Listening for the Dead Bells

Marian Bruce

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ISBN: 9781988692296

Listening for the Dead Bells

  Author:   Marian Bruce    
  Publisher:  Island Studies Press

Mysterious lights, howling dogs, ringing sounds in the ear: these omens of death are part of a treasury of supernatural beliefs transmitted through centuries and across the Atlantic Ocean. Part memoir, part oral history—the author reflects on stories about bad fairies, witch control, ghosts, second sight, divination, healing incantations, attitudes toward death, and other links between Prince Edward Island and the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781988692296
Item MC0254
PublisherIsland Studies Press
PublisherIsland Studies Press
Published on September 6 2019
Language eng
Pages 96
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight277(g)
Marian Bruce, a former journalist, is the author of six books and editor/ghost writer of many others. Her book on farm horses, Remembering Old Dan, won the PEI Book of the Year Award for non-fiction in 2012. A descendant of 19th-century immigrants from the Isle of Skye, she grew up in a community influenced by Highland customs, beliefs, music, and supernatural tales. After decades of working in cities across Canada, she now lives in High Bank, in the farmhouse where she was born and raised.