The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 18, 2011 - Fiction - 176 pages
27 Reviews
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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Review: The Woman in Black

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

Review: The Woman in Black (Movie Tie-in Edition): A Ghost Story

User Review  - Brittany (BookWorm4Ever) - Goodreads

A bit heavy on description at times, but a quick read. Definitely not the scariest book I've read, but it looks like they've added quite a bit to the movie, so that will be interesting to compare. 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 (2011)

Susan Hill’s novels and short stories have won the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham and John Llewellyn Rhys Prizes. Her novels include The Mist in the Mirror, the Simon Serallier crime series, and I’m the King of the Castle. She also wrote Mrs. de Winter, the sequel to Rebecca, and her ghost story The Woman in Black was adapted for the stage and has been running in London for over 21 years. She lives in Gloucestershire, where she runs her own small publishing company, Long Barn Books.

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