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The Woman In Black (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 06/08/1998
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Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral Mrs Alice Drablow, the house's sole inhabitant of Eel Marsh House, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows.

The house stands at the end of a causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but it is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black - and her terrible purpose.

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.

Her best-known works include: The Woman in Black, The Mist in the Mirror, The Travelling Bag, The Small Hand, I’m the King of the Castle, Strange Meeting, Mrs De Winter, In the Springtime of the Year, Howards End is on the Landing and the Simon Serrailler crime series.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099288473
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 149 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"No one chills the heart like Susan Hill"- Daily Telegraph 

"An excellent ghost story... magnificently eerie... compulsive reading" - Evening Standard

"A rattling good yarn, the sort that chills the mind as well as the spine" - Guardian

"Heartstoppingly chilling" - Daily Express

"Terrifying... creepy classic" * Daily Mail *

"Susan Hill is the reigning queen of ghost writers and her period novella...is a classic, broodingly creepy and at times terrifying" -- Michael Hogan * Observer *

"Hill's haunting tales may be slim, but they pull no punches..." * Harper's Bazaar *

"She writes with great power... Authentically chilling" * Daily Telegraph *

"One of the strongest stories of supernatural horror...the work bursts into life and does not flag until the end" * Washington Post *

"Irresistibly dramatic... Susan Hill has done the genre real honour" * Chicago Tribune *

"It is bursting with classic Gothic horror motifs and Susan Hill is a master of atmospheric descriptions. She evokes so cleverly the decrepit Eel Marsh House, the mention of its name enough to make the locals pause, their faces darken in unspoken wariness... The Woman in Black gives a thrilling sense of unease and provides just the right level of things that go bump in the night for a spine-tingling good read." * Khoollect *

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“Goose bumps...”

I don't know if it was because of the hype of the book, or Susan Hill's atmospheric descriptions, but The Woman in Black was giving me goosebumps from the start. Arthur Kripps is spending Christmas Eve with... More

Paperback edition
9th January 2012
Helpful? Upvote 66
Leilah Skelton at Doncaster

“Unnerving, but in the best possible sense!”

A resolute and determined Arthur Kipp has his sanity severely tested in this genuinely unnerving ghost story. As the mystery of the woman in black slowly unfolds, the tension magnifies and leads us to a heart-stopping... More

Paperback edition
17th June 2012
Helpful? Upvote 57

“page turner”

if poss read book first, completely differant to the film, very interesting read

Paperback edition
12th April 2012
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