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5.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric read., 30 Oct. 2006
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The book begins with a family sitting around the fire telling each other ghost tales. The father of the family keeps silent as he listens to the stories that his family is telling each other. He walks out of the room when they ask him to join in and spin a spooky yarn, because he doesn't want to tell the tale that has haunted his dreams ever since he was a young man. The tale he has to tell is far more horrifying, chilling and disturbing than his family could imagine. Even more shocking is that the tale he has to tell is true!

This is a most beautifully told story with wonderful descriptions of the countryside, the haunted house and the marshes that surround it. At times I felt as if I were inside the house - cautiously entering the haunted rooms and creeping around in the dark with only a candle to light the way. It's full of surprises and unexpectedly heartbreaking too. A wonderful atmospheric read that kept me turning the pages faster and faster until all too soon I reached the end.
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Initial post: 18 Mar 2016 14:08:50 GMT
Hello -
Would you be interested in reading and possibly reviewing another ghost story set in mid-Victorian England? It's being published in 2 weeks' time (see That Which Was So Fair - A Ghost Story ) and I'd like to get comments.
If you're interested, please send your postal address to tony@arcenciel.com and I'll send you a copy.
Best wishes
Tony Reynolds
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