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  • Published: 2 June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780552778428
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

This House is Haunted




A chilling Dickensian ghost story by one of Ireland's finest writers.

1867. On a dark and chilling night Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her from behind into the path of an approaching train. She is only saved by the vigilance of a passing doctor.

It is the start of a journey into a world of abandoned children, unexplained occurrences and terrifying experiences which Eliza will have to overcome if she is to survive the secrets that lie within Gaudlin’s walls…

  • Pub date: 2 June 2014
  • ISBN: 9780552778428
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, five for young readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John’s other novels, notably The Absolutist and A History of Loneliness, have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. Most recently, The Heart's Invisible Furies was a Richard & Judy Bookclub word-of-mouth bestseller.

His novels are published in over fifty languages.

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Praise for This House is Haunted

“Wonderfully creepy…This magnificently eerie novel takes us on a skilful journey through fear”

Observer

“A superior ghost story… Truly spine-tingling”

Mail On Sunday

“A lesson in classic storytelling… Boyne takes us on a highly original, entertaining journey that, like all great ghost stories, saves its most unexpected twist for the very end”

Sunday Independent

“Great fun…A constant barrage of surprises and the pace is terrific”

The Times


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