Twilight Ghost

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9780007133970: Twilight Ghost

Time-slip novel for 9 – 12 year olds from the author of The Enchanted Horse.

Carrie, a contemporary child, has what seems to be an irrational fear of her grandmother’s house. She has recurring glimpses of a child standing at an upstairs window, enveloped in a red glow. Determined to find the cause of these visions, Carrie sets out to explore the old house. She discovers a key which opens up an attic, in which is a perfectly kept child’s bedroom, complete with toys – old-fashioned toys. Carrie also discovers an old diary, her great-grandfather’s. One night, unable to sleep, Carrie ventures back up to the attic and lies down on the child’s bed. This acts as the catalyst for the time-slip part of the book as Carrie is transported back to 1906 and becomes Edwina, sister of Jim who is, in fact, Carrie’s great-grandfather.
As she lives the life of Edwina, Carrie eventually discovers the awful truth behind the child in the upstairs window. It is Edwina. She died during a fire in the house, caused by her younger brother’s night-time candle.This is confirmed as she reads her great-grandfather’s diary, written in the trenches during WW1,as he reflects upon his life.
A novel with many strands which, when woven together, makes a dramatic and thought-provoking novel.

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Carrie, a contemporary child, has what seems to be an irrational fear of her grandmother’s house. She has recurring glimpses of a child standing at an upstairs window, enveloped in a red glow. Determined to find the cause of these visions, Carrie sets out to explore the old house. She discovers a key which opens up an attic, in which is a perfectly kept child’s bedroom, complete with toys – old-fashioned toys. Carrie also discovers an old diary, her great-grandfather’s. One night, unable to sleep, Carrie ventures back up to the attic and lies down on the child’s bed. This acts as the catalyst for the time-slip part of the book as Carrie is transported back to 1906 and becomes Edwina, sister of Jim who is, in fact, Carrie’s great-grandfather.

As she lives the life of Edwina, Carrie eventually discovers the awful truth behind the child in the upstairs window. It is Edwina. She died during a fire in the house, caused by her younger brother’s night-time candle.This is confirmed as she reads her great-grandfather’s diary, written in the trenches during WW1,as he reflects upon his life.

A novel with many strands which, when woven together, makes a dramatic and thought-provoking novel.

About the Author:

Magdalen Nabb is the author of the Josie Smith books, based on her own life growing up in the North of England. She is also a well-known author of adult crime novels and is hugely popular in Germany, where a TV film is being made of her life.
Magdalen loves horses and Italy and now lives in Florence.

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