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This House is Haunted - John Boyne
This House is Haunted
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This House is Haunted 1867. Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall on a dark and chilling night. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her from behind into the path of an approaching train. She is only saved... show more
This House is Haunted 1867. Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall on a dark and chilling night. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her from behind into the path of an approaching train. She is only saved by the vigilance of a passing doctor. Full description
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780857520920 (085752092X)
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it
2.5 Haunted =/= Haunting
I'm not exactly sure what I just read. If it was supposed to be satire, it didn't take the parody far enough. If it was supposed to be serious . . . well . . . oh dear. Let's just say I'm hoping it was supposed to be satire. Either way, it missed the mark on Gothic spookiness, even though it tried s...
Rane Aria
Rane Aria rated it
3.0 This House is Haunted by John Boyne
Being the time of year for a nice cozy spooky read. I was happy to have come across a nice Victorian ghost story and with the title alone being a complete spoiler I hoped for a nice read. This book is pretty standard Gothic novel from a haunted house, scary kids, and a poor overworked underpaid gove...
Moonlight Snow
Moonlight Snow rated it
3.5 This House is Haunted by John Boyne
[H]indsight is a wonderful thing, but I look back now and I think of that moment, I think of Alex and Madge Toxley standing there on the platform at Thorpe Station and I want to scream at them, I want to run and shake them, I want to look them squarely in their faces and say, you knew, you knew even...
Witty Little Knitter
Witty Little Knitter rated it
3.0 Review: This House is Haunted
A nice read that could have been a great one if the author had put more effort in it.
Beamis12
Beamis12 rated it
4.0 This House is Haunted
Although a haunted house with a governess and two young children is nothing new, this is a wonderful read for October. The atmosphere is just scary enough, the back story all the authors own with a few unique touches. A very young governess named Eliza Caine who is just wonderful. Two children, a gi...
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