THE RESTLESS GHOSTS OF LADYE PLACE by Harry udlam

THE RESTLESS GHOSTS OF LADYE PLACE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Restless is a term for these ghosts that do everything but serve as a fourth for bridge. Monks seem to be popular among the spirit set in these true (?) tales. At least they wear the most effective costume--the scowl--the cowl. In the title story they serve as archaeological consultants as Ladye Place converts to a tourist attraction. In another, a vicat accepts advice on theological matters and even publishes it (to the congregation's dismay). There's something for the whole family here from the acting teacher who refused to give up the stage even after death to a haunted hostel for girls to ""ugly little Charlie"" the ex-murderer. But surely the most unusual and probably the most talked about episode will be the case of the spiritual water--can you imagine your walls suddenly, impossibly, dousing you, drenching you and just as quickly going drip dry? It all goes to prove that the castle you own may not be yours, entirely, alone.

Pub Date: Aug. 30th, 1968
Publisher: Taplinger