The Perils and Dangers of this Night

The Perils and Dangers of this Night

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A bleak mid-winter. An icy wind blows through the corridors of Foxwood Manor, a boys' prep-school deep in the woodlands of Dorset. The boys have gone home at the end of the Christmas term and the old house is left to the headmaster, Dr Kemp, his wife, and Alan Scott, a boy abandoned by his mother. As the snow falls heavily on the house and the surrounding woods, a story of revenge and retribution unfolds: a web of half-truths and innuendoes woven into a bizarre game of hide-and-seek through the corridors and dormitories of the school. The Perils and Dangers of this Night is a compelling story of unfolding horror as a small boy undergoes a rite of passage, seeking redemption from his haunted more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 130 x 188 x 18mm | 199.58g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 075351379X
  • 9780753513798
  • 1,341,106

About Stephen Gregory

After training as a lawyer and working as a teacher for 10 years, Stephen Gregory moved to the mountains of Snowdonia to write his well received first novel, The Cormorant. He has since written The Woodwitch and The Blood of more

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What the critics have said about Stephen Gregory's The Cormorant, winner of the Somerset Maugham award for best first novel: 'intelligent and well-written ... which brings to mind the poetry of Ted Hughes' - Iain Banks 'Gregory writes with the hypnotic power of Poe' - Publishers Weeklyshow more

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