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Author Boyne, John, 1971-

Title This house is haunted / by John Boyne.

Publication Info. New York : Other Press, 2013.
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 95th Street Adult Fiction  F BOYNE    AVAILABLE
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Description 291 pages ; 22 cm
Summary After the death of her father leaves her alone in the world, Eliza is offered a position as a governess at Gaudlin Hall in Norfolk. Arriving at Thorpe station she is almost pushed beneath a train but is saved by two villagers who, although initially friendly, become quiet and uneasy when she mentions the position she has accepted. Arriving at Gaudlin, Eliza meets the two children in her care, Isabella and Eustace. To her surprise, they appear to live there alone. There are no parents, no adults at all, and no one to represent her employer. The children, however, seem to expect her and show her to her room. From the night she arrives a series of disturbing incidents take place, each one of which threatens her life, and slowly Eliza begins to believe that this house is haunted. A solicitor in the village reveals some of the secrets of Gaudlin to her, others she must discover for herself. Eliza refuses to be frightened away from her position; if she is to survive Gaudlin and save the children, then she must take on the ghost herself.
Subject Governesses -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Haunted houses -- England -- East Anglia -- Fiction.
Ghost stories, English -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Ghost stories -- Fiction.
Ghost stories.
Historical fiction.
East Anglia (England) -- Fiction.
Genre Ghost stories.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781590516799 (paperback)
1590516796 (paperback)
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