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The Woman in Black (eBook)
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The Woman in Black (eBook)

eBook (ePUB) Published: 27/06/2011

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'I did not believe in ghosts'

Few attend Mrs Alice Drablow's funeral, and not one blood relative amongst them. There are undertakers with shovels, of course, a local official who would rather be anywhere else, and one Mr Arthur Kipps, solicitor from London. He is to spend the night in Eel Marsh House, the place where the old recluse died amidst a sinking swamp, a blinding fog and a baleful mystery about which the townsfolk refuse to speak.

Young Mr Kipps expects a boring evening alone sorting out paperwork and searching for Mrs Drablow's will. But when the high tide pens him in, what he finds – or rather what finds him – is something else entirely.

In the 'Backstory' discover more classic ghost stories and some real-life ones too...

Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781446485279

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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
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“Creepy yet predictable!”

I loved the writing style of this story, which made the book an easy read and left you wanting more everytime you finished a chapter. The story was written descriptively to create an eery atmosphere and tension but I... More

Paperback edition
1st June 2012
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Despite reviews, I personally found this book hard to get into, although it was interesting in the end. To me, the best bit about the entire book was the dog Spider and the emotions I felt when thinking of those poor... More

Paperback edition
2nd February 2012
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