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  • Published: 1 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099562979
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

The Woman in Black




Published to tie-in with major new film adaptation starring Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe.

Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral Mrs Alice Drablow, the sole inhabitant of Eel Marsh House, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows. The house stands at the end of a causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but it is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black - and her terrible purpose.

  • Published: 1 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099562979
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

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 a 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.

www.susanhill.org.uk

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Praise for The Woman in Black

No one chills the heart like Susan Hill

Daily Telegraph

An excellent ghost story… magnificently eerie… compulsive reading

Evening Standard

A rattling good yarn, the sort that chills the mind as well as the spine

Guardian

Heartstoppingly chilling

Daily Express

Terrifying... creepy classic

Daily Mail

Susan Hill is the reigning queen of ghost writers and her period novella…is a classic, broodingly creepy and at times terrifying

Michael Hogan, Observer

One of the strongest stories of supernatural horror...the work bursts into life and does not flag until the end

Washington Post

She writes with great power… Authentically chilling

Daily Telegraph

Told with great cunning and beautifully written

Washington Post

One of the strongest stories of supernatural horror...the work bursts into life and does not flag until the end

Washington Post

Irresistibly dramatic... Susan Hill has done the genre real honour

Chicago Tribune

The Woman in Black won’t fail to have you looking over your shoulder!

Kettle

Still gives us nightmares.

Jonathan Hatfull, SciFiNow

It is bursting with classic Gothic horror motifs and Susan Hill is a master of atmospheric descriptions. She evokes so cleverly the decrepit Eel Marsh House, the mention of its name enough to make the locals pause, their faces darken in unspoken wariness… The Woman in Black gives a thrilling sense of unease and provides just the right level of things that go bump in the night for a spine-tingling good read.

Khoollect

This spine-tingling novel… will certainly keep your nerves jangling

Woman's Weekly

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