The Woman In Black

The Woman In Black

by Susan Hill

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/04/2015

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I did not believe in ghosts Few attend Mrs Alice Drablow s funeral, and not one blood relative amongst them. There are undertakers with shovels, of course, a local official who would rather be anywhere else, and one Mr Arthur Kipps, solicitor from London.

He is to spend the night in Eel Marsh House, the place where the old recluse died amidst a sinking swamp, a blinding fog and a baleful mystery about which the townsfolk refuse to speak. Young Mr Kipps expects a boring evening alone sorting out paperwork and searching for Mrs Drablow's will.

But when the high tide pens him in, what he finds or rather what finds him is something else entirely. In the 'Backstory' discover more classic ghost stories and some real-life ones too...

Vintage Children s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

ISBN:
9780099583349
Category:
Horror & ghost stories
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-04-2015
Publisher:
Vintage Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
188x129x15mm
Weight:
0.16kg
Susan Hill

Susan Hill has been a professional writer for over fifty years. Her books have won awards and prizes including the Whitbread, the John Llewellyn Rhys and the Somerset Maugham, and have been shortlisted for the Booker.

She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Honours. Her novels include Strange Meeting, I’m the King of the Castle, In the Springtime of the Year and A Kind Man. She has also published autobiographical works and collections of short stories as well as the Simon Serrailler series of crime novels.

The play of her ghost story The Woman in Black has been running in London’s West End since 1988. She has two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk.

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