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The Travelling Bag: And Other Ghostly Stories

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From the foggy streets of Victorian London to the eerie perfection of 1950s suburbia, the everyday is invaded by the evil otherworldly in this unforgettable collection of new ghost stories from the author of The Woman in Black.

In the title story, on a murky evening in a warmly lit club off St James, a bishop listens closely as a paranormal detective recounts his most memorable case, one whose horrifying denouement took place in that very building.

In 'The Front Room', a devoutly Christian mother tries to protect her children from the evil influence of their grandmother, both when she is alive and when she is dead.

A lonely boy finds a friend in 'Boy Number 21', but years later he is forced to question the nature of that friendship, and to ask whether ghosts can perish in fires.

This is Susan Hill at her best, telling characteristically flesh-creeping and startling tales of thwarted ambition, terrifying revenge and supernatural stirrings that will leave readers wide-awake long into the night.

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781781256190
ISBN-10: 1781256195
Pagini: 192
Dimensiuni: 119 x 184 x 21 mm
Greutate: 0.24 kg
Ediția: Main
Editura: Profile
Colecția Profile Books
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Susan Hill is the winner of numerous literary prizes. In 2012, she was awarded a CBE for her services to literature. Author of the Simon Serrailler crime series and numerous other novels, her literary memoir, Howards End is on the Landing [9781846682667] and the ghost stories The Man In The Picture [9781846681349], The Small Hand [9781846682407], Dolly and Printers Devil Court are all published by Profile. The Woman in Black, which was has been running in the West End for over twenty-five years, and was a huge film in 2012, is published by Profile in hardback [9781781255520].

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Traditional ghost stories of wonderful elegance ... Hill builds an atmosphere of creepiness in very few words; the pictures she creates in these stories are unforgettable
Hill knows how to chill you to the bone in the most disarming way ... This collection digs deep into the human psyche, exploring its hinterland for paranormal disturbance ... With consummate artistry, Hill creates stories that prowl around your mind, coming at you from unexpected angles, invading your senses. Perhaps read them out loud to a friend? Advantage: there's safety in numbers.
Susan Hill proves yet again that she really is the master of the supernatural.
Authentically unnerving
Hill knows more than most how to send a shiver up the spine
Master of horrors ... absurdly terrifying ... Hill evokes the sense with all her customary unnerving economy - but it's the cruelties of human interaction that give these stories, set in clubs and colleges, offices, boarding schools and suburban homes, their bite. The last, in particular, will have readers' hearts banging at their ribs well after they have closed the book.
A ghoulish little volume ... These four expertly spun tales haunt and chill.
Spine-tingling ... chilling ... a skilfully crafted collection to delight fans of the supernatural ... Read it home alone at your peril.
The mistress of the macabre presents four eerie tales
Praise for Susan Hill:'Susan Hill is the grande dame of English supernatural fiction
Part of the fear she conjures up is a sense that this could happen to anyone
She is incontrovertibly, unarguably the best in the field
Susan Hill is the queen of the traditional ghost story
The high priestess of spine-tingling supernatural fiction, Susan Hill is one of those writers who always grips and entertains.