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The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale

The Haunting of Alma Fielding

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The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale
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Apr 27, 2021 | ISBN 9780525557920

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“With her eye for evocative period detail, her sensitivity to the quirks and poignancies of human motivation, and her brilliant storytelling skills, Summerscale has taken this corker of a case and made it as gripping as a novel. An engaging, unsettling, deeply satisfying read.” —Sarah Waters, author of Tipping the Velvet 
 
“A page-turner with the authority of history.” —Philippa Gregory, author of The Other Queen 

“A terrific true ghost story…her best book since The Suspicions of Mr Whicher…She has achieved the perfect balance between her central story and its cultural context.”—The Guardian
 
“Prepare not to see much broad daylight, literal or metaphorical, for days if you read this … the atmosphere evoked is something I will never forget.”—The Times
 
“As with her previous books, Summerscale weaves personal records with meticulous research carried out over three years, to not just resurrect the people involved, but the world in which they live. We are walking with the dead, but the author is conjuring something more believable, more unsettling, than anything you will find in a dodgy seance hall.” —Evening Standard

“Summerscale revisits these strange events with her customary wide research and in lucid and unadorned prose.she draws a convincing and compelling portrait of a moment of mass anxiety in which so deep was the longing to believe that anything could become believable.”—Literary Review
 
“With The Haunting of Alma Fielding, Kate Summerscale does for ghosts what she did for a murder in her very successful The Suspicions of Mr Whicher.”—Times Literary Supplement
 
“Summerscale’s account of their strange relationship is astonishingly gripping, with the bonus of a pleasingly chilling spookiness.”—Daily Mirror

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