Dr Susan Owens is an art historian and curator. Formerly Curator of Paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum, she has published and lectured widely on British art and co-authored books on decadent interiors, natural history illustration, watercolours, drawings and self-portraits.
`A lively guide to the most persistent of spooky figures' The Economist. ; `Illuminating and entertaining, with lavish illustrations and eloquent narration' The Telegraph. ; `The Ghost: A Cultural History is a work of profound scholarship and imaginative engagement, beautifully written and elegantly constructed. It's the finest study of its kind I've read.' - The Literary Review, review by John Harwood.