This House is Haunted

This House is Haunted

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1867. On a dark and chilling night Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her from behind into the path of an approaching train. She is only saved by the vigilance of a passing doctor.

It is the start of a journey into a world of abandoned children, unexplained occurrences and terrifying experiences which Eliza will have to overcome if she is to survive the secrets that lie within Gaudlin's walls...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 22mm | 241g
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552778427
  • 9780552778428
  • 95,364

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A superior ghost story… Truly spine-tingling
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Great fun...A constant barrage of surprises and the pace is terrific * The Times * A lesson in classic storytelling... Boyne takes us on a highly original, entertaining journey that, like all great ghost stories, saves its most unexpected twist for the very end * Sunday Independent * A superior ghost story... Truly spine-tingling * Mail On Sunday * Wonderfully creepy...This magnificently eerie novel takes us on a skilful journey through fear * Observer *
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About John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, six for younger readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John's other novels, notably The Absolutist and A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. Most recently, The Heart's Invisible Furies was a Richard & Judy Bookclub word-of-mouth bestseller, and A Ladder to the Sky was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award in association with Listowel Writers' Week.

His novels are published in over fifty languages.
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