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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.

Proud and solitary, Eel Marsh House surveys the windswept reaches of the salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the house's sole inhabitant, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows. 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.

  • Pub date: 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 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.

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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