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HarperCollins, 1980 - Fantasy fiction - 480 pages
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This tale of supernatural horror from the author of Koko, The Talisman and Mr X. concerns two boys at a New England boarding school. Del introduces Tom to his world of magic tricks. But at Shadowland - Del's uncle's lakeside estate - their hobby suddenly takes on much more sinister tones.

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About the author (1980)

Peter Straub was born in Milwaukee, and is the author of fourteen novels, including Ghost Story and The Talisman (with Stephen King). He has won two British Fantasy Awards, two Bram Stoker Awards and the International Horror Guild Award. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

'Straub is a master at creating an otherworldly type of fiction. It has earned him a fierce following.'New York Daily News

'In any genre, a world-class author.'CLIVE BARKER

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