Publish date: October 1st 2012
Publisher: Profile Books(GB)
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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, Ghost Stories
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Creepy. Doll. Again, it has a Benson feel to it, rather Edwardian and male until the very end. An annoyance: the blurb on the back of the copy I read said "west of England" but the fens are in the east, near Cambridge, not the west which would be Wales. Library copy.
5/09 - This was very good at creating the feeling that those small sounds a house makes, especially when it's extra windy, during the night are creepy sounds rather than normal sounds. Every few minutes there'd be a weird creak and I'd freeze mid sentence, worried that there might be an intruder (o...
The remoter parts of the English Fens are forlorn, lost and damp even in the height of summer. At Iyot Lock, a large decaying house, two young cousins, Leonora and Edward are parked for the summer with their ageing spinster aunt and her cruel housekeeper. At first the unpleasantness and petty meanne...
Few modern day authors can create such brooding, gothic atmospheres like Susan Hill can. She also has quite a talent for creating detestable, yet compelling antagonists in her works.While I wouldn't class Dolly as one of her best efforts, it still had all the hallmarks of a classic ghost story to k...
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