The Dark Behind the Curtain

The Dark Behind the Curtain

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'This play we're doing, it's not true, is it? I mean, there never was a Sweeney Todd who killed people?' Jackus never wanted to be in the school play, but he didn't have much choice. Now he sees that what's unfolding on-stage is more than just acting, more than just pretend. Strange things are happening. Terrifying things. Ghostly footprints. Unexplained whispering. The touch of a cold hand in the shadows ...What has been woken by the play's dark words? Can Jackus stop it, or are the actors doomed to play out the tragedy to the bitter end?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 117.93g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192731637
  • 9780192731630
  • 1,127,372

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a well-wrought plot . . . vividly-drawn characters, and a unity of setting, oppressively enclosed. * Times Literary Supplement * a thoroughly nightmarish and at the same time utterly convincing ghost story * Times Educational Supplement * compulsive reading * Junior Bookshelf * Probably the best ghost story of my childhood . . . when I think back to my favourite books ever, this is one of them. * Amazon reviewer *show more

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