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The Visitors by Rebecca Mascull
  

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

What a delightful book. Full of action, drama and emotion, it is a wonderful, inspiring read. Furthermore the writing is stunningly beautiful. It is about Adeliza who is both blind and deaf as a result of scarlet fever as a small child. She is befriended by a girl who had a sister who was also deaf and blind. They become inseparable. We follow their lives surprisingly into the Boer War which is not where you would expect this sort of book to go. It is short, immensely powerful and moving. Certainly my favourite book of the month. Stunning.

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The Visitors by Rebecca Mascull

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A beautifully crafted mesh of conquering adversity/hist-fict/ghost story with a murder investigation slipped in for good measure. A satisfying novel.

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The Visitors may be Mascull's first novel, but she writes with the fluency and dexterity of a born writer, deftly crafting an engrossing story that imbues her characters with tangible sensitivity, warmth and humanity.

Sydney Morning Herald

A beautifully crafted mesh of conquering adversity/hist-fict/ghost story with a murder investigation slipped in for good measure. A satisfying novel that's worth every penny and, indeed, every melting moment spent in its company.--The Book Bag A fascinating story--My Weekly The Visitors is Mascull's debut novel and it is very accomplished... The story is one of friendship, of love and loss, of adventure and at its heart a compelling and affecting ghost story... This is the great triumph of this book - that Mascull makes us consider head on what it is that makes us human... This is an engaging, fresh story that approaches its subject matter with insight and delicacy.--bookmunch.wordpress.com What a delightful book. Full of action, drama and emotion, it is a wonderful, inspiring read. Furthermore the writing is stunningly beautiful. ... It is short, immensely powerful and moving. Certainly my favourite book of the month. Stunning.--lovereading.co.uk A wonderful piece of historical fiction ... The Visitors is beautiful tale of how friendship can transform your life completely.--thebooksmugglers.com Haunting--Irish Tatler Powerful--No.1 A fascinating story My Weekly Haunting Irish Tatler Powerful No.1


About the Author

Rebecca Mascull lives by the sea in the east of England with her partner Simon and their daughter Poppy. She has previously worked in education and has a Masters in Writing. THE VISITORS is her first novel.

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Publication date

17th July 2014

Author

Rebecca Mascull

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781444765236

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