The remoter parts of the English Fens are forlorn, lost and damp even in the height of summer. At Lyot Lock, a large decaying house, two young cousins, Leonora and Edward are parked for the summer with their ageing spinster aunt and her cruel housekeeper. At first the unpleasantness and petty meanness's appear simply spiteful, calculated to destroy Edward's equanimity. But when spoilt Leonora is not given the birthday present of a specific dolly that she wants, affairs inexorably take a much darker turn with terrifying, life-destroying, consequences for everyone.
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The reader enhanced the text and encouraged powerful images
the description of the dolls
the anticipation in his voice, plays out the text in a way that you would not expect
close to the end when the book was leading to the climax
Susan Hill is an amazingly beautiful writer and Cameron Stewart brought the words to life
I really enjoyed this ghost story, with a very gothic feel. Set in the fens, it has a wonderful atmosphere, is well read and was just the right length to listen to in one longish car journey.
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