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Pub provides quiet inspiration for author
Article date: 29 Apr 2013

A quiet corner of a Wetherspoon pub has proven inspirational for a Hartlepool writer and his latest book.

Paul Screeton, who took early retirement from a 30-year journalism career to concentrate on authorship, found that his favourite alcove at The Ward Jackson was the ideal environment to focus on his 12th book.

‘Quest for the Hexham Heads’ is a study of a true-life paranormal experience by a Celtic scholar, who encountered a werewolf, and a Hexham family, which had a visitation from a weresheep. Both occurrences were attributed to a pair of evil-looking carved stone heads, dating back 1,800 years.

In fact, Paul believes that his favourite spot at The Ward Jackson may itself be haunted.

Passing the Hartlepool pub two days running, he glanced inside to check whether the corner was vacant and noted two women seated, looking towards him. Having bought a pint, his space was unoccupied.

Paul said: “It was really spooky, as on neither occasion could anyone have left without passing me. But ghosts can’t hurt anyone.”

‘Quest for the Hexham Heads’, published by CFZ Press, is now available. 

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