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The Woman In Black [Paperback]

Susan Hill
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"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)

Book Description

Published to tie-in with major new film adaptation starring Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe.

From the Publisher

THE WOMAN IN BLACK was first published in 1983 and has sold more than a million copies worldwide.
The stage play, adapted from the book by Stephen Mallatratt, was first produced in 1988 and has been running in London`s West End for 17 years. It has been produced in almost every country in the world and seen by over 5 million people worldwide. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap

Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer, travels to a remote village to put the affairs of a recently deceased client in order. He works alone in her fog-shrouded house, unaware of the disturbing secrets it holds - but his unease grows when he glimpses a mysterious young woman dressed in black at his client's funeral. The locals are strangely unwilling to talk about the sighting, and Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the woman in black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From the Back Cover

'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: Read an interview with the author and discover some real-life ghost stories

Turn to page 55 to read about Arthur's first sighting of the woman in black.

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

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. Her novels include Strange Meeting, I'm the King of the Castle and A Kind Man; and she has also published autobiographical works and collections of short stories. The play of her ghost story The Woman in Black has been running in London's West End since 1988. She is married with two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk.
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