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The Woman In Black by Susan Hill
  

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Proud and solitary, Eel Marsh House surveys the windswept reaches of the salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the house's sole inhabitant, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows...

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The Woman In Black by Susan Hill

Arthur Kipps is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow. It is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black - and her terrible purpose.


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'A rattling good yearn, the sort that chills the mind as well as the spine'
Guardian

'She writes with great power... Authentically chilling
Daily Telegraph

'An excellent ghost story... magnificently eerie... compulsive reading
Evening Standard

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

19th January 2012

Author

Susan Hill

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www.susan-hill.com/

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Publisher

Vintage

Format

Paperback
208 pages
Interest Age: From 12 years

Categories

Horror
Literary Fiction
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Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

ISBN

9780099562979

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