The Woman In Black

By (author) Hill, Susan
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By (author) Hill, Susan
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Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
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‘I did not believe in ghosts’

Few attend Mrs Alice Drablow’s funeral, and not one blood relative amongst them. There are undertakers with shovels, of course, a local official who would rather be anywhere else, and one Mr Arthur Kipps, solicitor from London. He is to spend the night in Eel Marsh House, the place where the old recluse died amidst a sinking swamp, a blinding fog and a baleful mystery about which the townsfolk refuse to speak.

Young Mr Kipps expects a boring evening alone sorting out paperwork and searching for Mrs Drablow’s will. But when the high tide pens him in, what he finds – or rather what finds him – is something else entirely.

In the ''Backstory'' discover more classic ghost stories and some real-life ones too...

Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.


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No one chills the heart like Susan Hill
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An excellent ghost story… magnificently eerie… compulsive reading
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A rattling good yarn, the sort that chills the mind as well as the spine
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Heartstoppingly chilling
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Terrifying... creepy classic
Biographical note
SUSAN HILL has been a professional writer for over fifty years. Her books have won awards and prizes including the Whitbread, the John Llewellyn Rhys and a Somerset Maugham, and have been shortlisted for the Booker. Her novels include Strange Meeting, I''m the King of the Castle, In the Springtime of the Year and The Mist in the Mirror. She has also published autobiographical works and collections of short stories as well as the Simon Serrailler series of crime novels. The play of her ghost story The Woman in Black is one of the longest running in the history of London''s West End. In 2020 she was awarded a damehood (DBE) for services to literature. She has two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk.
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Susan Hill''s original ghost story will induce tears of fear. Beware of reading alone at night.
More Information
Author By (author) Hill, Susan
Date Of Publication Jan 8, 2015
EAN 9780099583349
Contributors Hill, Susan
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Languages English
Country of Publication United Kingdom
Width 129 mm
Height 188 mm
Thickness 15 mm
Product Forms Paperback / Softback
Weight 0.162000
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