1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I really enjoyed this ghost story. Set in 1930 a house party is taking place and in order to accommodate all the guests the unused old wing of the house is unlocked, with very frightening consequences. The sad story of Arabella, a seamstress to Queen Elizabeth 1 is unleashed. Snip, snip.
The family and house guests start to be haunted by sleepless nights and weird goings on, at the heart of which is Arabella who wanders the house cutting material with her scissors to make a fine gown for the Queen. The story moves between 1930 and 1569 where the sad story of mad Arabella is told. Snip, snip.
This is a lovely ghost story with flashes of humour, a very enjoyable… Read more
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A very original and enjoyable story. There are two sympathetic characters, Rex, a writer and the owner of Heartsease, a haunted house and Barbara, whose humdrum life changes on the death of her friend Rex when she finds she has inherited his stories.
Rex's stories spring to life on the page, the characters, especially the evil Dr Bonnacord and Judge Scrivener are frightening and all the characters and settings are very visual. Rex's memoirs add another strand to the book, recording his Wartime experiences and subsequent travels and adventures which together with his family history makes a very interesting sub-plot.
The main villain is Rex's nephew Patrick Peto,… Read more