Published by The History Press
The vampire legend has seen a renaissance of late, with the likes of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries and True Blood pulling in the masses, both on screen and in print. A subject of fascination for many, this book aims to uncover Britain’s association with the undead.
The author, Paul Adams, is an established writer of paranormal books. Covering both real-life cases, and works of fiction through books, films and television, Adams aims to bring together a wealth of information concerning the history of vampirism in Britain.
Though the book is extensive in its research and information, it does tend to digress somewhat, which at times can make it difficult to read. Many of the entries can simply be described as supernatural, rather than vampiric in nature, but maybe this is, in part, due to the reader’s perception of vampirism.
It also feels a little unfinished, at times presenting as a descriptive list of different works of fiction, and is probably only recommended for those with a real interest in the subject.