Ghosts of Devon

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Bossiney, 1982 - Ghosts - 112 pages

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About the author (1982)

Peter Underwood was born in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, England on May 16, 1923. He was educated by a tutor and at a local private school. During World War II, he served in the Suffolk Regiment, but had to stop in 1942 due to illness. He worked for Dent, the publishers, first in Letchworth and then in London. In 1947, he joined the Society for Psychical Research and in 1951 helped revive the Ghost Club, becoming its president in 1960. He left Dent in 1971 to devote himself full-time to paranormal research. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 50 books on ghost-hunting and the supernatural including Dictionary of the Supernatural, A Gazetteer of British Ghosts, The Ghosts of Borley with Paul Tabori, and Where the Ghosts Walk. His autobiography, No Common Task: The Autobiography of a Ghost Hunter, was published in 1983. He was a prolific broadcaster and made guest appearances on several television shows including Start the Week, The Big Breakfast, and The Ghost Hunters. He died on November 26, 2014 at the age of 91.

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