Susan Hill's novels and short stories have won the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham and John Llewellyn Rhys Prizes and been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Her most recent publications are the much-praised collection of stories, The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read, and the best-selling Simon Serrailler crime novels, The Various Haunts of Men, The Pure in Heart, and The Risk of Darkness. She wrote Mrs de Winter, the sequel to Rebecca, and the ghost story, The Woman in Black, which was adopted for the stage and has been running in London since 1989.
Susan Hill was born in Scarborough and educated at King's College, London. She is married to the Shakespeare scholar, Stanley Wells, and they have two daughters. She lives in Gloucestershire, where she runs her own small publishing company, Long Barn Books.
Susan Hill's website is www.susan-hill.com
‘I did not believe in ghosts’
Few attend Mrs Alice Drablow’s funeral, and not one blood relative amongst them. There are undertakers with shovels, of course, a local official who would rather be anywhere else, and one Mr Arthur Kipps, solicitor from London. He is to spend the night in Eel Marsh House, the place where the old recluse died amidst a sinking swamp, a blinding fog and a baleful mystery about which the townsfolk refuse to speak.
Young Mr Kipps expects a boring evening alone sorting out paperwork and searching for Mrs Drablow’s will. But when the high tide pens him in, what he finds – or rather what finds him – is something else entirely.
BACKSTORY: Discover some more classic ghost stories and some real-life ones too...
Turn to page 55 to read about Arthur’s first sighting of the woman in black…
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Description du livre AudioGO Ltd, Bath, 2012. Hardcover. État : As New. No Jacket. 8vo: 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 171721