The Travelling Bag: And Other Ghostly Stories (Paperback)
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From the foggy streets of Victorian London to the eerie perfection of 1950s suburbia, the everyday is invaded by the otherworldly in this unforgettable collection of new ghost stories from the bestselling author of The Woman in Black.

In the title story, on a murky evening in a club off St James, a paranormal detective recounts his most memorable case, one whose horrifying denouement took place in that very building.

A lonely boy makes a friend in 'Boy Number 21', but years later is forced to question the very nature of that friendship.

'Alice Baker' tells the story of a mysterious new office worker who is accompanied by a lingering smell of decay.  And in 'The Front Room', a devoutly Christian mother tries to protect her children from the evil influence of their grandmother, both when she is alive and afterwards. 
This paperback edition includes the chilling 'Printer's Devil Court' in which three medical students make an unholy pact whose consequences will pursue one of them to the grave - and perhaps beyond.

This is Susan Hill at her best, telling characteristically creepy and surprising tales of thwarted ambition, terrifying revenge and supernatural stirrings that will leave you wide-awake long into the night.

Yorkshire-born writer Susan Hill’s writing career has been as wide-ranging as it has been phenomenally successful, encompassing literary fiction, crime novels, plays, ghost stories, children’s books and memoirs. As well as being one of the world’s bestselling novelists, her work has attracted extensive critical acclaim having won the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham and John Llewelyn Rhys awards, as well as having been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781781256206
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 233 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Traditional ghost stories of wonderful elegance ... Hill builds an atmosphere of creepiness in very few words; the pictures she creates in these stories are unforgettable." - Kate Saunders,The Times 

"Hill knows how to chill you to the bone in the most disarming way ... This collection digs deep into the human psyche, exploring its hinterland for paranormal disturbance ... With consummate artistry, Hill creates stories that prowl around your mind, coming at you from unexpected angles, invading your senses. Perhaps read them out loud to a friend? Advantage: there's safety in numbers." - Daily Mail

"Susan Hill proves yet again that she really is the master of the supernatural." - Fanny Blake, Woman and Home

"Authentically unnerving." - Tim Martin, Daily Telegraph 

"Hill knows more than most how to send a shiver up the spine." - Ian Rankin

"Master of horrors ... absurdly terrifying ... Hill evokes the sense with all her customary unnerving economy - but it's the cruelties of human interaction that give these stories, set in clubs and colleges, offices, boarding schools and suburban homes, their bite. The last, in particular, will have readers' hearts banging at their ribs well after they have closed the book." - Imogen Russell Williams, Metro

"Spine-tingling ... chilling ... a skilfully crafted collection to delight fans of the supernatural ... Read it home alone at your peril." - Daily Express 

"The mistress of the macabre presents four eerie tales." - Press Association

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“Four chilling yet heartfelt tales to chill you to your core”

While technically speaking this isn't actually a classic each story is written in the style of traditional Victorian Gothic stories, with nothing explained explicitly and your imagination allowed to run wild from... More

Hardback edition
10th January 2017
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“Essential Reading for Cosy Autumn Evenings”

The perfect book to accompany cosy nights by the fire, candles and hot chocolate. Very Hygge in fact!

Hardback edition
27th September 2016
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“not a woman in black”

A good read but I think I was expecting a classic my fault not the stories



Hardback edition
19th January 2017
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