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Warning: Not to be Read After Dark! The fourth installment of The Wardstone Chronicles
Joseph Delaney is a retired English teacher living in Lancashire. He has three children and seven grandchildren and is a wonderful public speaker available for conference, library and bookshop events. His home is in the middle of Boggart territory and his village has a boggart called the Hall Knocker, which was laid to rest under the step of a house near the church. Most of the places in the Spook's books are based on real places in Lancashire. And the inspiration behind the stories often comes from local ghost stories and legends.
"Ideal for the reader who has outgrown Harry Potter. Be warned, these books are seriously scary ... Beautifully produced and consistently surprising the weird and wonderful Wardstone Chronicles are an annual treat" The Times "Impressively written and deliciously spine-tingling" Publishing News "The spine-chilling escapades of the Spook and his apprentice continue apace" Waterstone's Books Quarterly