The Woman in Black

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Vintage Books, 1983 - Fiction - 176 pages
6 Reviews
"An excellent ghost story... magnificently eerie... compulsive reading." --Evening Standard
 
 
The classic ghost story by Susan Hill: a chilling tale about a menacing spectre haunting a small English town.
 
Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford--a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway--to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. Mrs. Drablow's house stands at the end of the causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but Kipps is unaware of the tragic secrets that lie hidden behind its sheltered windows. The routine business trip he anticipated quickly takes a horrifying turn when he finds himself haunted by a series of mysterious sounds and images--a rocking chair in a deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap, a child's scream in the fog, and, most terrifying of all, a ghostly woman dressed all in black. Psychologically terrifying and deliciously eerie, The Woman in Black is a remarkable thriller of the first rate.
  

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User Review  - Nancy Oakes - Goodreads

like a 3.8 rounded up. I am surprised at a number of reader reviews here, but I guess as with everything else, my life motto à chacun à son goût applies. I enjoyed this book -- I went into it with no ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gloria Mundi - Goodreads

I read this book mainly because I went to see the play at the Fortune Theatre in London a few weeks ago. The play was really good. It wasn't the scariest thing I have ever experienced, as some reviews ... Read full review

Contents

Christmas Eve
3
A London Particular 2 0
20
The journey North OOlv N DIOkIJID
35
Across the Causeway
55
The Sound of a Pony and Trap
70
Mr jerome Is Afraid
83
In the Nursery
102
Whistle and I ll Come to You 115
133
The Woman in Black
158
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About the author (1983)

Susan Hill was born in Scarborough, United Kingdom on February 5, 1942. She received a degree in English from King's College in London in 1963. Her first book, The Enclosure, was published during her first year at university. She worked as a freelance journalist between 1963 and 1968 and has been a monthly columnist for the Daily Telegraph since 1977. She founded her own publishing company, Long Barn Books, in 1996 and publishes a literary magazine called Books and Company. She has written works of fiction and non-fiction as well as children's books. She also edits short story compilations. Her works include Gentleman and Ladies, A Change for the Better, The Woman in Black, The Mist in the Mirror, and the Simon Serrailler Crime Novel series. She has won numerous awards including a Somerset Maugham Award for I'm the King of the Castle, the Whitbread Novel Award for The Bird of Night, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for The Albatross, and the Smarties Prize for Can It Be True?

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