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The Woman in Black (Paperback)Susan Hill (author)
Masterfully atmospheric and chilling to the core, Hill’s pitch-perfect horror story about a mysterious woman all dressed in black who haunts an English village surrounded by marshes and sea fog is a gloriously ghostly read.
Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of 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.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 149 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
'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' - The Guardian
'Heartstoppingly chilling' - The Daily Express
'Terrifying... creepy classic' - The Daily Mail
'Susan Hill is the reigning queen of ghost writers and her period novella...is a classic, broodingly creepy and at times terrifying' - The Observer
'Hill's haunting tales may be slim, but they pull no punches...' - Harper's Bazaar
'She writes with great power... Authentically chilling' - The Daily Telegraph
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Really enjoyed this, very well written and to the point - gave me the shivers !
“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
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