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Description - Ghosts from the Coast by Nancy Roberts

A ghostly tour of coastal North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia; Acclaimed storyteller Nancy Roberts takes the reader on a haunted tour of coastal North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia in this engaging new collection of thirty-three ghost stories and legends. In North Carolina, we hear of the restless spirit who troubles visitors to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse and the phantom ship that, though lost in a storm at sea, sailed into Beaufort Harbor for a final farewell. South Carolina provides the backdrop for tales such as that of the Union soldier killed at Charleston's Fort Sumter - more than a century later, a tourist is startled to discover the eerie, blue-coated figure of the soldier standing next to him. And in Georgia, we encounter ghostly pirates doomed to sail the creeks and inlets of St. Simons Island forever without rest, as well as rambunctious child spirits who roll pool balls down the hallways of a Savannah bed and breakfast, just as they did when their family lived in the house following the Civil War. These new tales and classic legends, all collected firsthand by the author, reveal a thrilling undercurrent to some of the southern coast's most popular destinations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807849910
ISBN-10: 080784991X
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Nancy Roberts

Among Nancy Roberts's many previous books are Civil War Ghost Stories and Legends, Blackbeard and Other Pirates of the Atlantic Coast, and Haunted Houses: Chilling Tales from American Homes. A storyteller dedicated to inspiring students to read, she has performed at seminars, on radio and television, and at hundreds of schools and libraries across the South. Roberts lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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