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The Woman in Black: Angel of Death by Martyn Waites
  

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

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The follow-up to Susan Hill’s brilliant ghost story, also due as a film. Set in the same house across the tidal washed causeway, we move into 1940. A group of evacuees and two teachers take over the old house. The younger of the two is attracted to an airman she meets on the train who is stationed nearby. He comes to call. Their budding relationship adds an interesting distraction to the brooding menace and cold atmosphere of the house until an outing to his airfield reveals another side to this story. It is not Susan Hill but it is her house, her ghost, her nursery and her rocking chair. An interesting sequel, nicely spooky with a final chapter I highly approve of.

The film version of The Woman in Black: Angel of Death is released in UK cinemas on Thursday 1 January 2015. Click below to view the trailer.

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The Woman in Black: Angel of Death by Martyn Waites

The fully authorised chilling sequel to Susan Hill's bestselling ghost-story, The Woman in Black, released in 2012 as a film featuring Daniel Radcliffe.

This is the book the follow-up film starring Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) and Phoebe Fox is based on. Autumn 1940, World War Two. Bombs are raining down, destroying the cities of Britain. The evacuations begin, and soon children are being taken to the country for safety. Teacher Eve Parkins is in charge of one such group. The children are scared and Eve does her best to calm them, but the truth is that she too is haunted by a personal tragedy she cannot put behind her. Their destination is Eel Marsh House. Desolate and forlorn, it is situated on a causeway and is sinking into the treacherous tidal marshes that surround it. Far from home and with no alternative, Eve and the children move in. But soon it becomes apparent that there is someone else in the house with them, someone Eve can't see but who is far more deadly than any number of German bombs...The Woman in Black.


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Reviews

'The Woman in Black is back, and she is just as terrifying in this sequel as she was in Susan Hill's creepy classic...Brilliantly claustrophobic and utterly chilling, Angel of Death is genuinely jump-out-of-your-seat frightening.' Daily Mail

'Eek, this is the sequel to classic chiller, The Woman in Black. This time, the terrifying spirit is scaring the bejesus out of small kids (and us) in a creepy, creaking house in 1940.' Star Magazine

About the Author

Martyn Waites

Born and raised in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Martyn Waites has held two writing residencies at Huntercombe Young Offenders Institution and HMP Chelmsford. He currently runs arts-based workshops for socially excluded teenagers. Martyn's previous novels include BORN UNDER PUNCHES and THE WHITE ROOM.

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Publication date

4th December 2014

Author

Martyn Waites

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Publisher

Hammer an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Horror
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781784750268

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