The Visitors (Paperback)
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The Visitors (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 17/07/2014
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Imagine if you couldn't see
couldn't hear
couldn't speak...
Then one day somebody took your hand and opened up the world to you.

Adeliza Golding is a deaf-blind girl, born in late Victorian England on her father's hop farm. Unable to interact with her loving family, she exists in a world of darkness and confusion; her only communication is with the ghosts she speaks to in her head, who she has christened the Visitors. One day she runs out into the fields and a young hop-picker, Lottie, grabs her hand and starts drawing shapes in it. Finally Liza can communicate.

Her friendship with her teacher and with Lottie's beloved brother Caleb leads her from the hop gardens and oyster beds of Kent to the dusty veldt of South Africa and the Boer War, and ultimately to the truth about the Visitors.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781444765236
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 206 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 20 mm


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The Visitors may be Mascull's first novel, but she writes with the fluency and dexterity of a born writer, deftlycrafting an engrossing story that imbues her characters with tangible sensitivity, warmth and humanity. - Sydney Morning HeraldThe story of Liza's discovery of words, the thrill of her and Lottie's first signed conversation, is movingly told - Jennifer Byrne for Australian Women's WeeklyTHE VISITORS is a tale of friendship and heartbreak..reminiscent of Geraldine Brooks. A fine achievement for a debut novel. - Culture Street...nothing outshines this author's masterful portrayal of a child who lives with and overcomes multiple disabilities. - Good Reading, National

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“Ghostly Historical Fiction”

Historical fiction - with ghosts. I've found that I have a love/hate relationship with ghosts in fiction. There are authors who are utterly convincing, I'm thinking Susan Hill and The Woman in Black here,... More

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“Strong debut novel”

The story opens with our main character, Adeliza (Liza) Golding and takes us from the moment she is born up to and throughout her adult life. After birth she describes seeing the visitors, which turn out to be ghosts... More

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“I enjoyed the story, the style of writing and the very different setting and themes ”

Historical fiction - with ghosts. I've found that I have a love/hate relationship with ghosts in fiction. There are authors who are utterly convincing, I'm thinking Susan Hill and The Woman in Black here,... More

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