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Monday, 25 October 2010

Vampires, Werewolves and Demons (1979)



















Following our esteemed colleague 222 Ronnies' recent post here is another volume from the Usbourne Supernatural Guides series. The same earnest, matter-of-fact tone applies to the writing but the illustrators are clearly yearning to get back to their usual fare of nature guides.


 
Nice, clear instructions like a school science experiment. No need for curses here.         




10 comments:

  1. looks eerily familiar...

    does this happen to have a shadowy demon figure that was spotted looming in a volcanic ash-cloud somewhere in South America?

    the matter of fact textbook reporting of that particular manifestation stuck in my mind for sometime.

    mind you, it didn't stop me from turning back to that page...

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  2. I do like the sound of that, but alas there's no demon of that description in this particular book.

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  3. just as well - you'd never sleep again!

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  4. @ King Modulator
    "does this happen to have a shadowy demon figure that was spotted looming in a volcanic ash-cloud somewhere in South America?"

    That sounds like the 'Ghosts' book from Usborne's 'World of the Unknown' series -

    http://the-haunted-closet.blogspot.com/2009/01/all-about-ghosts-1977-maynard.html

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  5. indeed!

    actually slightly scared to hit ebay & hunt these down - that shadowy figure was something else I can tell you...

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  6. "does this happen to have a shadowy demon figure that was spotted looming in a volcanic ash-cloud somewhere in South America?"

    I can't find that in 'Ghosts':(
    Do you mean 'The haunted Villa of Athens'?
    I'll post it and you can shake your head :)

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  7. My parents had to take these books away from me as a child. In addition to the ghosts and vampire books there was a third called Supernatural Powers.
    Terrifying!

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  8. I really want to find these books now!

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