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City’s ghost written book with a difference

MORE ghost stories about Chichester have been put into print by author Julia Macfarlane and her fellow writers.


They have produced the second edition of their best-selling book, Chichester Ghost Tour – A Self-Guided Walk, after the success of last year’s initial version.


Julia said: “It was a case of having to. Not only have shop names changed but new ghost stories have been revealed as a consequence of the first book being published. Chichester is a surprisingly spooky city.”


Her favourite new ghost stories come from Italian restaurant Prezzo’s, formerly The White Swan pub. Even now, a family of ghosts is said to haunt the South Street premises. But other buildings in the city centre are also still experiencing paranormal activity.


The book is being launched tomorrow with a guided tour as part of the Festival of Chichester. Julia will lead the tour, with her fellow published writer, Helen Christmas. The tour was a great success in 2017 and has been repeated several times for private groups.


“We try to mix humour with horror and it’s a great way to learn a little more about Chichester’s history.”


The tour starts at 6.30pm at Hennings Wine Shop in North Street. Tickets cost £10 each. They can be bought from the Novium Museum or online at:


The book is a tongue-in-cheek guide to Chichester’s hair-raising goings on. It will be available online from Amazon from tomorrow and in book shops in the area soon after. It has been produced with Bognor Regis Write Club and the CHINDI group of independent authors.

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