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About the book
  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407041971
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

The Shade of Hettie Daynes

A brilliantly atmospheric and chilling thriller from the master storyteller and multi-award-winner, Robert Swindells.

If you expect to see a ghost, you see a ghost…
That’s what Bethan tells herself when her brother Harry takes her to see the ghost at the old reservoir. But she really can see it: a pale figure floating over the water, one finger pointing downwards.
Local legend says that the ghost is Hettie Daynes, an ancestor of their family, who vanished over a hundred years ago.
If so, what does she want? And why is she appearing now?
Harry and Bethan and their friends Rob and Alison are determined to find out!
A deliciously shivery ghost tale from multi award-winning author Robert Swindells.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407041971
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Robert Swindells

ROBERT SWINDELLS left school at fifteen to work on a local newspaper. At seventeen, he joined the RAF for three years, then trained and worked as a teacher. He went on to become the author of a number of bestselling titles for the Random House children's list, and in 1994 he won the Carnegie Medal for STONE COLD.

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Praise for The Shade of Hettie Daynes

“An exciting tale for the over 10s”

Newbury Weekly News

“Gripping, spooky tale that is full of suspense.”

Primary Times

“...a truly spectacular read”

Bassaleg Comprehensive School pupils, The South Wales Argus

“a shivery ghost story”

Aldershot Mail

“Robert Swindells leaves nothing to chance in this most entertaining ghost story. They didn't have books for children like this when I was a nipper!”


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