Proud and solitary, Eel Marsh House surveys the windswept reaches of the salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the house's sole inhabitant, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows. It is not until he glimpses a pale young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black - and her terrible purpose.
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"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)
"One of the most chilling ghost stories of our generation...gripping...an incredibly compulsive read and a short but necessary book for anyone planning to see the film" (Antonia Charlesworth Big Issue)
"One of the most popular British ghost stories of modern times" ( Observer)
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.
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Book Description Vintage Classics, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99511649