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The woman in black

The woman in black

Hill, Susan, 1942-

First published in 1983, The Woman in Black is Susan Hill's best-loved novel, and the basis for the UK's second longest ever running stage play, and a major film starring Daniel Radcliffe. Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer, travels to a remote village to put the affairs of a recently deceased client, Alice Drablow in order. As he works alone in her isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover disturbing secrets - and his unease grows when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed in black. The locals are strangely unwilling to talk about the unsettling occurrence, and Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent

Book. English.
Published London: Profile Books, 2011
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    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    26880660 HORROR/GHOST STORIES Adult Fiction Due back 1st August


Statement of responsibility: Susan Hill ; wood engravings by Andy English
ISBN: 1846685621, 9781846685620
Note: Originally published: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1983.
Physical Description: 215 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.

Author note

Susan Hill is the winner of numerous literary prizes including the Somerset Maugham award. Her literary memoir, Howards End Is On The Landing [9781846682667] and the ghost stories The Small Hand [9781846682407] and The Man In The Picture [9781846681349] are both published by Profile.


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