"England is steeped in mist and ghosts, a place of mysterious beauty where the past never sleeps. Venture back in time and join the unsuspecting inhabitants as their lives collide with the otherworldly and the menacing. Prepare to encounter the unsettling figure that moves among the rainy hedgerows, and the ghastly occupants of a gnarled spring orchard. The inexplicable lurks in the tunnels beneath an old manor house, and something deadly prowls through the gaslight and coal smoke of a London night. In the thirty stories within Vale of the White Horse: And Other Strange British Tales Scott Thomas tours us through bleak moors and weathered stone circles, through cobblestone alleys and into the pagan shadows of an ancient land. So make yourself cozy by the fire with a cup of hot tea, for the dead bring a chill and the secretive whispers of a moonlit night."