The Man in the Picture

The Man in the Picture : A Ghost Story

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A mysterious depiction of masked revellers at the Venice carnival hangs in the college rooms of Oliver's old professor in Cambridge. On this cold winter's night, its eerie secret is revealed by the ageing don. The dark art of the Venetian scene, instead of imitating life, has the power to entrap it. To stare into the painting is to play dangerously with the unseen demons it hides, and become the victim of its macabre beauty ...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 9mm | 115g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1846685443
  • 9781846685446
  • 299,388

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A tale brimming with excitement, mystery and vitality ... The story unfolds at a thriller's pace The Times
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A tale brimming with excitement, mystery and vitality ... The story unfolds at a thriller's pace * The Times * Hill is a writer with the courage of her convictions who knows that there are few things more enjoyable than the inexplicable and eerie, conveyed within an accomplished and solidly reassuring framework * Independent * Like all the classic ghost stories, Susan Hill's begins in traditional spooky style with the winter wind howling off the fens and bursts of hailstones rattling against the windows ...This is a Hill Hallowe'en special. No mistake * Daily Mail * A plain but effective style that chills the blood * Guardian *
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About Susan Hill

Susan Hill is the winner of numerous literary prizes including the Somerset Maugham award. Her literary memoir, Howards End Is On The Landing [9781846682667] and the ghost stories The Man In The Picture [9781846681349] and The Small Hand [9781846682407] are both published by Profile. The Woman in Black, which was adapted for the stage, has been running in the West End for over twenty years, and is now published by Profile in hardback [9781846685602].
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3,724 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (1,370)
3 35% (1,305)
2 9% (351)
1 1% (54)
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