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Dolly - Susan Hill
Dolly
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Susan Hill, author of "Woman in Black", is the greatest living writer of ghost stories, and here is a perfect chiller: a story of two damaged children filled with unease, the supernatural and horror. The remoter parts of the English Fens are forlorn, lost and damp even in the height of summer. At... show more
Susan Hill, author of "Woman in Black", is the greatest living writer of ghost stories, and here is a perfect chiller: a story of two damaged children filled with unease, the supernatural and horror. 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 meannesses seem simply unpleasant, calculated to destroy Edward's equanimity. But when spoilt Leonora is not given the birthday present of a specific dolly that she wants, affairs inexorably take a much darker turn with terrifying, life destroying, consequences for everyone.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781846685743 (1846685745)
Publisher: Profile Books
Pages no: 153
Edition language: English
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Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
4.0 Dolly
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.
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
3.5 Dolly by Susan Hill
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...
Cushla
Cushla rated it
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...
One Foot Out of the Door...
One Foot Out of the Door... rated it
4.0 Dolly
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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