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The company of ghosts

The company of ghosts

Doherty, Berlie, author

It was a seascape, moody with rocks and cliffs and wild showers of spray. Ellie's own reflection was drawn into it, like a ghost image among the lights and shadows. 'That's our island', Morag said. 'It looks mysterious'. 'It is. That's where we're going tomorrow.' Ellie is excited to be going with Morag's family to their beautiful island, but when she finds herself abandoned there, things begin to change. Footsteps, shadows, strange lights, a haunting song; more and more she becomes aware that she is not really on her own

Paperback, Book. English. Fiction 13+. Young adult fiction. Teenage Fiction. General.
Published London: Andersen Press, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Berlie Doherty
ISBN: 1849397295, 9781849397292
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Physical Description: 265 pages ; 20 cm

Author note

Berlie Doherty has written more than 35 books for children, including Classic Fairy Tales, The Goblin Baby, The Nutcracker, and Treason. She has twice won the Carnegie Medal.


"Doherty's superb control of her material and her beautiful use of language have never more perfectly combined than in this genuinely chilling ghost story. . . . Eerily atmospheric, emotionally authentic, this is a powerful and touching coming-of-age adventure with romance at its heart."  —Daily Mail||"Haunting in every sense of the word, and full of unforgettable images."  —Books for Keeps, Best Books of the Year