A story of literary possession, of a writer who is possessed by a literary spirit. On his death it passes on to another. No explanations are offered other than the continuing presence of an apparently ageless woman who attaches herself to these unlucky and eventually desperate men.
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'More chills in its little length than in a whole shelf of bestsellers.' STEPHEN KING 'At once moral fable, cautionary ghost story and inspired attack on the whole hellbent drift of modern letters, this is a splendid tale, splendidly told, which Ford or Henry James would have been glad to have written.' Robert Nye, Guardian 'This novel delighted and terrified me as it must terrify writers, showing them a pit of hell.' Ruth Rendell, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year 'Judd's creation is perfect in itself: totally true, totally "real", totally right. And superbly written.' Mary Hope, Financial TimesAbout the Author:
Alan Judd’s ‘Ford Madox Ford’ won the Royal Society of Literature and Heinemann Awards; his novella, ‘The Devil’s Own Work’, won the Guardian fiction prize. His celebrated novel ‘A Breed of Heroes’ was recently screened on BBC1. He is the author of three other novels, and has recently retired from the Foreign Office.
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Book Description HarperCollins 1991-01-01, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. 0002238322 Unmarked text. In a Good jacket. Great reading copy. Bookseller Inventory # 13-12-09-JWP-21725-SALV
Book Description HarperCollins, London, 1991. 1st ed. Dust jacket wrinkled along spine back joint. Used - Very Good. VG hardback in VG dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS069737I
Book Description London HarperCollins, 1991. Fine First edition in Near Fine d/j. Excellent copy. 96pp. Bookseller Inventory # 5239