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The haunting of Alma Fielding : a true ghost story

By: Summerscale, Kate

1408895455 / 9781408895450
Hardback
133.1420942109043
01/10/2020
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England
23 cm xiii, 345 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 'A page-turner with the authority of history' PHILIPPA GREGORY'As gripping as a novel.

An engaging, unsettling, deeply satisfying read' SARAH WATERSLondon, 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. 'An empathetic, meticulous account of a spiritual unravelling; a tribute to the astonishing power of the human mind - but also a properly absorbing, baffling, satisfying detective story' AIDA EDEMARIAMA PICK OF THE AUTUMN IN THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER AND THE GUARDIAN

BIC:

1DBKESL London, Greater London, B Biography & True Stories, BG Biography: general, BTC True crime, FK Horror & ghost stories, HB History, HBTB Social & cultural history, JKVF Criminal investigation & detection

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