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The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story [9781408895450]

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'A page-turner with the authority of history' PHILIPPA GREGORY

'As gripping as a novel. An engaging, unsettling, deeply satisfying read' SARAH WATERS

London, 1938. Alma Fielding, an ordinary young woman, begins to experience supernatural events in her suburban home. Nandor Fodor - a Jewish-Hungarian refugee and chief ghost hunter for the International Institute for Psychical research - begins to investigate. In doing so he discovers a different and darker type of haunting: trauma, alienation, loss - and the foreshadowing of a nation's worst fears. As the spectre of Fascism lengthens over Europe, and as Fodor's obsession with the case deepens, Alma becomes ever more disturbed. With rigour, daring and insight, the award-winning pioneer of historical narrative non-fiction Kate Summerscale shadows Fodor's enquiry, delving into long-hidden archives to find the human story behind a very modern haunting.
AUTHOR: Kate Summerscale is the author of the number one bestselling The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, the Galaxy British Book of the Year Award, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and adapted into a major ITV drama. Her first book, the bestselling The Queen of Whale Cay, won a Somerset Maugham award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award. Her third book, Mrs Robinson's Disgrace, was a Sunday Times bestseller; while her fourth, The Wicked Boy, was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2010, she lives in London.

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    The Haunting of Alma Fielding

    Posted by Redditch Tony on 26th Dec 2020

    Not a book which you can't put down but interesting enough to want to finish it. Was pleasantly surprised at the connection with the 1963 film The Haunting, which is on of the best films ever made, imho.

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    Can,t decide

    Posted by SueW on 25th Nov 2020

    I really can't decide if I like this book or not.In some places its really good other times it drags. Not one of the best ghost I'v read

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    Posted by Maria on 11th Oct 2020

    Ugh this is nice dagh

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