Dolly: A Ghost Story - Susan Hill's Ghost Stories (Paperback)Susan Hill (author)
The remoter parts of the English Fens are forlorn, lost and damp even in the height of summer. At Iyot Lock, a large decaying house, two young cousins, Leonora and Edward, are parked for the summer with their ageing spinster aunt and her cruel housekeeper. At first the unpleasantness and petty meannesses appear simply spiteful, calculated to destroy Edward's equanimity. But when spoilt Leonora is not given the birthday present of a specific dolly that she wants, affairs inexorably take a much darker turn with terrifying, life-destroying consequences for everyone.
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 140 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 14 mm
Susan Hill is the grande dame of English supernatural fiction - Financial Times
No one chills the heart like Susan Hill - Daily Telegraph
Part of the fear she conjures up is a sense that this could happen to anyone - Scotsman
An assuredly chilling ghost story, Dolly doesn't leave its questions unanswered. Damage is assumed, noted, but not forgiven, and as the story develops evil is passed through the generations like a stain - Guardian
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Fantastically atmospheric with spare, considered prose, Dolly is a great example of the quintessential ghost story, and of Susan Hill's expert command of the genre. Superb read.
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