The Last of the Spirits
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The Last of the Spirits

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Sam and Lizzie are freezing and hungry on the streets of Victorian London. When Sam asks a wealthy man for some coins, he is rudely turned away. Months of struggle suddenly find their focus, and Sam resolves to kill the man. Huddling in a graveyard for warmth, Sam and Lizzie are horrified to see the earth around one of the tombs begin to shift, shortly followed by the wraithlike figure of a ghostly man. He warns Sam about the future which awaits such a bitter heart, and so begins Sam's journey led by terrifying spirits through the past, present and future, after which Sam must decide whether to take the man, Scrooge's, life or not. A perfectly layered, tense and supremely satisfying twist on one of Dickens' most popular books, cleverly reinvented to entice a younger readership.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 203g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 1408851997
  • 9781408851999
  • 227,703

About Chris Priestley

Chris Priestley lives in Cambridge with his wife and son. His novels are brilliantly original additions to a long tradition of horror stories by authors such as M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe. Chris wrote one of the World Book Day books for 2011 and has been shortlisted for a variety of prestigious children's book awards.show more

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208 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
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4 33% (69)
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2 7% (15)
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