- ISBN 9780099562979 / 0099562979
- Title The Woman In Black
- Author Susan Hill
- Category Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)
Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)
- Format Paperback
- Year 2012
- Pages 208
- Publisher Vintage
- Imprint Vintage
- Language English
- Dimensions 129mm x 198mm x 14mm
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 Mrs Alice Drablow, the house's sole inhabitant, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows.
Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral Mrs Alice Drablow, the sole inhabitant of Eel Marsh House, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows. The house stands at the end of a causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but it is not until he glimpses a wasted 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.
“Heartstoppingly chilling” Daily Express “An excellent ghost story...magnificently eerie...compulsive reading” Evening Standard “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 “One of the most popular British ghost stories of modern times” Observer
Susan Hill has been a professional writer for over fifty years. Her books have won awards and prizes including the Whitbread, the John Llewellyn Rhys and the Somerset Maugham; and have been shortlisted for the Booker. Her novels include Strange Meeting, I'm the King of the Castle and A Kind Man; and she has also published autobiographical works and collections of short stories. The play of her ghost story The Woman in Black has been running in London's West End since 1988. She is married with two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk.