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The Small Hand by Susan Hill
  

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Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 14 October 2010.

October 2010 Good Housekeeping selection.

Best-selling author of The Woman In Black, Susan Hill is on top form with this chilling ghost story about a book dealer who comes across a derelict old house and suddenly feels an invisible child’s hand in his own. Determined to learn more, he uncovers the tale of family tragedy and events begin to take a sinister turn. Hill’s tale maintains the tension to the very end.

If you like Susan Hill you might also like to read books by Katie Lief, Elizabeth George and Richard Montanari.

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Synopsis

The Small Hand by Susan Hill

This is the chilling tale of a man in the grip of a small, invisible hand...A ghost story by the author of The Woman in Black and The Man in the Picture , to be read by the fire on a cold winter's night. Returning home from a visit to a client late one summer's evening, antiquarian bookseller Adam Snow takes a wrong turning and stumbles across the derelict old White House. Compelled by curiosity, he approaches the door, and, standing before the entrance feels the unmistakeable sensation of a small hand creeping into his own, 'as if a child had taken hold of it'. Intrigued by the encounter, he determines to learn more, and discovers that the owner's grandson had drowned tragically many years before. At first unperturbed by the odd experience, Snow begins to be plagued by haunting dreams, panic attacks, and more frequent visits from the small hand which become increasingly threatening and sinister...

About the Author

Susan Hill

Susan Hill has won both the Whitbread and Somerset Maugham Awards and been shortlisted for the Booker. She is the subject of one of the Vintage Living Texts. She runs her own publishing business, Longbarn Books, and edited the literary magazine, Books and Company. Her novels are set for GCSE and A Level, and her play, The Woman in Black, has been running in London's West End for 15 years.

In 2011 Susan Hill was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library, awarded to an author for a body of work.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd September 2010

Author

Susan Hill

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Publisher

Profile Books Ltd

Format

Hardback

Categories

Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9781846682360

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