Can you believe it? Yet another book mentioning the infamous Highgate Vampire case has just been released. This American publication (but also available in the UK) is titled “The Everything Vampire Book” and is by Barb Karg, Arjean Spaite and Rick Sutherland.
It deals with the entire vampire legend in art, literature and film. The section on the vampire-like phenomenon sighted at Highgate in the late 1960’s/early 1970’s fills up 3 pages and is titled simply “The Highgate Vampire”.
The authors detail the basic events, but seem mainly interested in deal with an alleged feud between two ‘notorious vampire hunters’. It names these two vampire hunters then goes on to state (just to give you a ‘taste of blood’!) . . . “went on to create cottage industries out of their respective ‘encounters’ with vampires and have written numerous books describing their exploits. Self-professed vampire experts and hunters, the pair have maintained the same melodramatic feuding that gained their initial attention and continue the theme to this very day”.
Good Lord, the nerve of it! There was no ‘feud’, just a one-sided vendetta. (although admittedly this goes on ‘to this very day’). How I should know? Because I speak as one of the parties directly named, that’s how!
But I guess you can not always expect accuracy in America; especially when many publishing houses have been ‘bombarded’ with ‘cut n’ pasted material about myself and my erroneous involvement at the centre of the Highgate ‘vampire’ case.
Well, thought that might ‘cheer you up’ everyone, and give you something to look up, or maybe research.
Not only that, it has saved me from doing a personal ‘diary Blog’. I really am a bit tired, so easier to do this simple book review instead!
So for the moment,