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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446485217
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

The Mist in the Mirror

Rejacketed alongside Air and Angels, Mrs de Winter and The Woman in Black to create a set of Susan Hill's most enchanting, unsettling and absorbing backlist titles

An inveterate traveller, Sir James Monmouth has spent most of his life abroad. He arrives in England on a dark and rainy night with the intention of discovering more, not only about himself but his obsession with Conrad Vane, an explorer. Warned against following his trail, Sir James experiences some extraordinary happenings - who is the mysterious, sad little boy, and the old woman behind the curtain? And why is it that only he hears the chilling scream and the desperate sobbbing?

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446485217
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the Author

Susan Hill

Susan Hill has been a professional writer for over fifty years. Her books have won awards and prizes including the Whitbread, the John Llewellyn Rhys and the Somerset Maugham, and have been shortlisted for the Booker. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Honours. Her novels include Strange Meeting, I’m the King of the Castle, In the Springtime of the Year and A Kind Man. She has also published autobiographical works and collections of short stories as well as the Simon Serrailler series of crime novels. The play of her ghost story The Woman in Black has been running in London’s West End since 1988. She has two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk.


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Praise for The Mist in the Mirror

“IF sometimes you find yourself in a secondhand bookshop fingering the spines of forgotten 19th century novels looking for ghouls and murder and vice, halt your search: for in a Susan Hill there are enough graveyards in which to lose yourself entirely”

Daily Mail

“Psychologically astute and disturbing in its ambiguities, its impossible to resist the manipulative power of this finely constructed tale”

Financial Times

“Chock-full of dimness, murk, moonlight, mystification and melancholy”


“This is a novel for readers who enjoy a good tale that is well told, and who find that nothing chills the blood as effectively as an old-fashioned, chain-rattling ghostly villain”

The Times

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