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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446485279
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

The Woman in Black




'Heartstoppingly chilling' Daily Express

'Heartstoppingly chilling' Daily Express

As The Woman in Black celebrates thirty years on stage, discover the truly terrifying classic English ghost story behind the play.

Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the sole inhabitant of Eel Marsh House. 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.'No one chills the heart like Susan Hill' Daily Telegraph

  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446485279
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

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

Hill’s haunting tales may be slim, but they pull no punches…

Harper's Bazaar

Heartstoppingly chilling

Daily Express

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

Guardian

She writes with great power… Authentically chilling

Daily Telegraph

An excellent ghost story… magnificently eerie… compulsive reading

Evening Standard

No one chills the heart like Susan Hill

Daily Telegraph

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

Told with great cunning and beautifully written

Washington Post

Terrifying... creepy classic

Daily Mail

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

Guardian

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