The Woman In Black

Author: Susan Hill
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0099288478
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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 of Mrs Alice Drablow, the house's sole inhabitant, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows. 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.

The Woman In Black

Author: Kerry Wilkinson
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447234502
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The Woman in Black is the third gripping Jessica Daniel novel from bestselling sensation, Kerry Wilkinson. Someone has left a severed hand in the centre of Manchester and the only clue Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel has to go on is CCTV footage of a woman in a long black robe placing it carefully on the ground. With a lengthy missing persons list and frantic families wondering if the body part could belong to their absent loved ones, she has plenty to deal with - and that's before a detached finger arrives for her in the post. By the time a second hand is found and a local MP's wife goes missing, Jessica is left struggling to find out who the appendages belong to, how they are connected and just what the mysterious woman in black has to do with it all.

The Woman In Black

Author: Rosemary Asen
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The Woman In Black

Author: Stephen Mallatratt
Editor: Samuel French
ISBN: 9780573040191
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Arthur Kipps, a solicitor, hires a theatre and a professional actor to help him re-enact a ghostly event which befell him many years previously. An adaptation of Susan Hills novel of the same name.

The Woman In Black Angel Of Death

Author: Martyn Waites
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448184312
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The fully authorised chilling sequel to Susan Hill's bestselling ghost-story, The Woman in Black, released in 2012 as a film featuring Daniel Radcliffe. This is the book the follow-up film starring Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) and Phoebe Fox is based on. Autumn 1940, World War Two. Bombs are raining down, destroying the cities of Britain. The evacuations begin, and soon children are being taken to the country for safety. Teacher Eve Parkins is in charge of one such group. The children are scared and Eve does her best to calm them, but the truth is that she too is haunted by a personal tragedy she cannot put behind her. Their destination is Eel Marsh House. Desolate and forlorn, it is situated on a causeway and is sinking into the treacherous tidal marshes that surround it. Far from home and with no alternative, Eve and the children move in. But soon it becomes apparent that there is someone else in the house with them, someone Eve can't see but who is far more deadly than any number of German bombs ... The Woman in Black.

The Woman In Black Annotated

Author: Edmund Clerihew Bentley
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The Woman In Black is a detective novel written by Edmund Clerihew Bentley. Its central character reappeared subsequently in the novel Trent's Own Case (1936) and the short-story collection Trent Intervenes (1938). The Woman in Black is actually the first novel in which gentleman sleuth Philip Trent appears. The novel is a whodunit with a place in detective fiction history because it is the first major sendup of that genre: Not only does Trent fall in love with one of the primary suspects-usually considered a no-no-he also, after painstakingly collecting all the evidence, draws all the wrong conclusions. Convinced that he has tracked down the murderer of a business tycoon who was shot in his mansion, he is told by the real perpetrator over dinner what mistakes in logical deduction he has made in trying to solve the case. On hearing what really happened, Trent vows that he will never again attempt to dabble in crime detection. Edmund Bentley (10 July 1875 - 30 March 1956) was a popular English novelist and humorist of the early twentieth century, and the inventor of the clerihew, an irregular form of humorous verse on biographical topics.

The Woman In Black

Author: Leslie Ford
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The Woman In Black

Author: Jenna Ryan
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459261461
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THE MAN WAS HARD TO RESIST… Aidan Brodie's sensual stare could seduce a woman almost against her will. Samantha Giancarlo found herself to be no exception. Her reporter's instincts screamed at her to stay far away. But fate—in the form of a woman in black—had united them for a reason…. An explosive interview with the stranger thrust Sam into the thick of a murder investigation. And when her search revealed truths that struck too close to home, she was forced to heed other, more womanly instincts…. She had no choice but to accept the safety of Aidan's strong embrace—and the protection he was only too eager to provide.

The Woman In Black By Susan Hill Book Analysis

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Woman in Black with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Woman in Black by Susan Hill, which follows the ambitious young lawyer Arthur Kipps as he volunteers to travel to remote Eel Marsh House to organise the affairs of the deceased Alice Drablow. However, he quickly becomes aware that the house harbours a dark secret that seems to be linked to a sinister black-clad woman whose spectral presences follows him around the town. He then uncovers a tragic story of loss and revenge that soon has disastrous consequences for his own life... The Woman in Black is Susan Hill’s best-known novel, and has inspired numerous film, television and radio adaptations. Find out everything you need to know about The Woman in Black in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Women In Black Text Classics

Author: Madeleine St John
Editor: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1921921897
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Written by a superb novelist of contemporary manners, The Women in Black is a fairytale which illuminates the extraordinariness of ordinary lives. The women in black are run off their feet, what with the Christmas rush and the summer sales that follow. But it's Sydney in the 1950s, and there's still just enough time left on a hot and frantic day to dream and scheme...By the time the last marked-down frock has been sold, most of the staff of the Ladies' Cocktail section at F. G. Goode's have been launched into slightly different careers. With the lightest touch and the most tender of comic instincts, Madeleine St John conjures a vanished summer of innocence. The Women in Black, introduced by Bruce Beresford, is a great novel, a lost Australian classic. Madeleine St John was born in Sydney in 1941. She studied Arts at Sydney University, where her contemporaries included Bruce Beresford, Germaine Greer, Clive James and Robert Hughes. In 1993, St John published her first novel, The Women in Black, the only book she set in Australia. Her third novel, The Essence of the Thing (1997), was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Bruce Beresford is one of Australia's best known film and opera directors. His films include The Getting of Wisdom, Driving Miss Daisy and Breaker Morant. textclassics.com.au 'Seductive, hilarious, brilliantly observed, this novel shimmers with wit and tenderness.' Helen Garner 'An exceptional writer. Those of us who knew her at Sydney University back in the late 1950s are still trying to forgive ourselves that we never guessed what she would become.' Clive James 'A knockout - ironic, sharp, alive, and then you're stopped in your tracks by the warmth of her insights.' Joan London 'A little gem...shot through with old-fashioned innocence and sly humour.' Vogue 'A highly sophisticated work, full of funny, sharp and subtle observations...a small masterpiece.' Sunday Times(UK) 'There is something special about...The Women in Black. St John's tone is...a joy: brisk, perfectly managed and, in its disdain for clutter, oddly life-affirming. She casts an airy spell with the deftness of her prose, which moves gracefully, swiftly and with perfect manners...[St John] conjures a Sydney on the cusp of modern promise; a place where her characters can meet the future with a bright face and step out of the past like an old dress, where limits can be lightly shaken off.' Delia Falconer, Australian ‘An excellent read.’ Starts at 60

The Woman In Black

Author: Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Editor: 1st World Publishing
ISBN: 1421896389
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Between what matters and what seems to matter, how should the world we know judge wisely? When the scheming, indomitable brain of Sigsbee Manderson was scattered by a shot from an unknown hand, that world lost nothing worth a single tear; it gained something memorable in a harsh reminder of the vanity of such wealth as this dead man had piled up-without making one loyal friend to mourn him, without doing an act that could help his memory to the least honor. But when the news of his end came, it seemed to those living in the great vortices of business as if the earth, too, shuddered under a blow. In all the lurid commercial history of his country there had been no figure that had so imposed itself upon the mind of the trading world. He had a niche apart in its temples.

The Women In Black

Author: Madeleine St John
Editor: Scribner
ISBN: 1982134089
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“The book I most often give as a gift to cheer people up.” —Hilary Mantel A delightful debut novel set in a department store in Sydney in the 1950s. The women in black, so named for the black frocks they wear while working at Goode’s department store, are busy selling ladies’ dresses during the holiday rush. But they somehow find time to pursue other goals… Patty, in her mid-thirties, has been working at Goode’s for years. Her husband, Frank, eats a steak for dinner every night, watches a few minutes of TV, and then turns in. Patty yearns for a baby, but Frank is always too tired for that kind of thing. Sweet, unlucky Fay wants to settle down with a nice man, but somehow nice men don’t see her as marriage material. Glamorous Magda runs the high-end gowns department. A Slovenian émigré, Magda is cultured and continental and hopes to open her own boutique one day. Lisa, a clever and shy teenager, takes a job at Goode’s during her school break. Lisa wants to go to university and dreams of becoming a poet, but her father objects to both notions. By the time the last marked-down dress is sold, all of their lives will be forever changed. A pitch-perfect comedy of manners set during a pivotal era, and perfect for fans of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Women in Black conjures the energy of a city on the cusp of change and is a testament to the timeless importance of female friendship.

The Woman In Black

Author: Edmund Clerihew Bentley
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Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956), was a popular English novelist and humourist of the early twentieth century, and the inventor of the clerihew, an irregular form of humourous verse on biographical topics. He was born in London, and educated at St Paul's School and Merton College, Oxford. Bentley worked as a journalist on several newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph. His first published collection of poetry, titled Biography for Beginners (1905), popularised the clerihew form; it was followed by two other collections, in 1929 and 1939. His detective novel, Trent's Last Case (American title: The Woman in Black) (1913), was much praised, numbering Dorothy L. Sayers among its admirers, and with its labyrinthine and mystifying plotting it can be seen as the first truly modern mystery. The success of the work inspired him, after 23 years, to write a sequel, Trent's Own Case (1936).

The Woman In Black

Author: Zenith Brown
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479429252
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WHO IS THE WOMAN IN BLACK? A living ghost, dressed in black, crashes a Washington cocktail party -- and touches off a chain of violence and murder. Who is the Woman in Black? The answer is a matter of life and death for a pretty young matron, a legendary captain of industry, a rich and dazzling hostess -- and for lady sleuth Grace Latham and her friend Col. Primrose. "Mrs Latham works wonders with the clues. A major Ford opus." -- New York Herald Tribune

The Woman In Black

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The Woman In Black

Author: Helen O'Donnell Holdredge
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In an age of adventuresses, beautiful Lola Montez was perhaps the most flamboyant, notorious and mysterious of them all. An intimate of Franz Liszt and Victor Hugo, of Chopin and George Sand, in her youth she played an important part in Bavaria's history as confidante - and, some said, mistress - of King Ludwig I of Bavaria. Then she danced her way through the music halls of Europe and America to the little mining town of Grass Valley, California, where she began by shocking the more circumspect and ended by creating something of a salon. A controversial figure always, Lola was the center of political and even religious quarrels in the stormy days of her life in Munich when she was Ludwig's protegee. She caused him to lose his throne in 1848, and the battle that broke into flames around her head sent her fleeing to England, where she married a youth of wealth and social position, only to have his family bring a charge of bigamy against her. Her fame had grown with her notoriety and next she came to New York under contract to tour America. Her stage career was stormy. Her daring dances, including the famous 'Spider Dance,' evoked admiration from some, outraged others - but no one ever ignored Lola. When her first husband died she married a burly California newspaperman, Pat Hull, with whom she went to Grass Valley, where she long had owned shares in a gold mine. Through a body of letters from Grass Valley miners made available for the first time, Mrs. Holdredge has been able to reconstruct an intimate and detailed account of this little-known California period of Lola's life as part of an over-all biography which brings light and life to the career of one of history's most fabulous adventuresses.

The Woman In Black

Author: Martyn Waites
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The chilling sequel to the international bestselling novel The Woman in Black It's Autumn of 1940, and German bombs are destroying the cities of Britain as WWII takes its toll on Europe. In London, children are being removed from their families and taken to the country for safety. Teacher Eve Parkins is in charge of one such group, and her destination is an empty and desolate house that appears to be sinking into the tidal marshes that surround it. Its name is Eel Marsh House. Far from home and with no alternative, Eve and the children move in. But it soon becomes apparent that there is someone else in the house; someone who is far deadlier than anything that would face the children in the city. She's called "The Woman in Black," and she won't rest until she has her revenge ...

The Woman In Black Annotated

Author: E C Bentley
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It is a detective novel written by E. C. Bentley and first published in 1913. Its central character, the artist and amateur detective Philip Trent, reappeared subsequently in the novel Trent's Own Case (1936) and the short-story collection Trent Intervenes (1938)

The Woman In Black Illustrated

Author: E C Bentley
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It is a detective novel written by E. C. Bentley and first published in 1913. Its central character, the artist and amateur detective Philip Trent, reappeared subsequently in the novel Trent's Own Case (1936) and the short-story collection Trent Intervenes (1938)