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This House is Haunted by John Boyne
  

This House is Haunted

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Victorian gothic ghost stories have been written and enjoyed since, well, the Victorian era. This House is Haunted summons reader memories of Wilkie Collins, Henry James, Edgar Allen Poe and more recently Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black, but that doesn’t stop it being hugely enjoyable and incredibly slickly done. So if you know that you enjoy goosebumps, ghostly surprise and strong heroines uncovering evil then you’ll find This House is Haunted absolutely brilliant.

If you like John Boyne you might also like to read books by Martin Davies, William Boyd and Colum Mccann.

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Synopsis

This House is Haunted by John Boyne

1867. On a dark and chilling night Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her from behind into the path of an approaching train. She is only saved by the vigilance of a passing doctor. It is the start of a journey into a world of abandoned children, unexplained occurrences and terrifying experiences which Eliza will have to overcome if she is to survive the secrets that lie within Gaudlin's walls.

Reviews

Wonderfully creepy.This magnificently eerie novel takes us on a skilful journey through fear - Observer

A superior ghost story. Truly spine-tingling - Mail On Sunday

A lesson in classic storytelling. Boyne takes us on a highly original, entertaining journey that, like all great ghost stories, saves its most unexpected twist for the very end - Sunday Independent

About the Author

John Boyne

John Boyne was our Guest Editor in May 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.

John Boyne was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1971, and studied English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, and creative writing at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, where he was awarded the Curtis Brown prize.

His early writing consisted mostly of short stories and he published a number of them. His first story, The Entertainments Jar, was shortlisted for the Hennessy Literary Award in Ireland. In total, he has published about 70 short stories.

He has published seven novels: THE THIEF OF TIME (2000), THE CONGRESS OF ROUGH RIDERS (2001), CRIPPEN (2004), THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS (2006), NEXT OF KIN (2006), MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (2008) and THE HOUSE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE (2009).

His 2006 novel, THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS, was made into an award-winning Miramax film. The novel itself won 2 Irish Book Awards, the Bisto Book of the Year, and was shortlisted or won a host of international awards. Amongst other accolades, it spent more than 80 weeks at no.1 in Ireland, topped the New York Times Bestseller List, and was the bestselling book in Spain in both 2007 and 2008. Worldwide, it has sold more than 5 million copies and was the 6th highest selling novel of 2008.

His novels are published in 42 languages.

He lives in Dublin.

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Publication date

10th April 2014

Author

John Boyne

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Publisher

Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Horror
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Horror & ghost stories

ISBN

9780552778428

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