SLEEP NO MORE

     L. T. C. Rolt

SLEEP NO MORE

Mine shafts, foundries, canals, and railway tunnels are not usually associated with ghosts, but all of these unusual settings are brought into play by L. T. C. Rolt in SLEEP NO MORE, his highly effective, and only, collection of ghost stories, which was first published in 1948.

Tom Rolt was an engineering historian, whose many book credits include biographies of Thomas Telford and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, as well as the highly acclaimed RED FOR DANGER, a history of railway accidents and railway safety.

Rolt's first book, NARROW BOAT, a classic in its own right, tells of his love for Britain's canals, a love which led to his involvement with the Inland Waterways Association.

His knowledge of Britain's industrial past and his love for the countryside around him are very evident in this collection of stories, which includes two stories not included in the original edition and also Rolt's essay, 'The Passing of the Ghost Story'. Rolt takes us on a haunted tour of the world he knew well—from Cornwall to Wales, and from the hill country of Shropshire to the west coast of Ireland—in tales guaranteed to make you SLEEP NO MORE.


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    Winterstoke

     L. T. C. Rolt

Winterstoke

'It had always struck me that, despite its overwhelming importance in the story of mankind, far too little attention had been paid to the Industrial Revolution in literature and art . . . I conceived the idea of concentrating a number of actual historical happenings in the English Midlands upon one imaginary industrial town . . . from the days of the first monastic mill on the river to the present day when an atomic research establishment on the outskirts of a huge blackened town struck a new apocalyptic note . . . I called my imaginary town Winterstoke.' Tom Rolt, writing in 1972L. T. C. ('Tom') Rolt (1919-74) was a famed pioneer in the preservation of Britain's canal networks and railways, a biographer of the great civil engineers, and a forerunner of our current green movement. Winterstoke (1952), arguably his most visionary work, is reissued here with a new introduction featuring his widow Sonia and son Tim.

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