Sarah Waters’ chilling and vividly rendered ghost story set in postwar Britain, brimming with rich atmosphere and psychological complexity.

On an unusually hot summer afternoon in 1947, Dr Faraday is urgently called to Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline - its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds. But are the Ayres haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life? Little does Dr Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his.

Shortlisted
The Man Booker Prize 2009
Published by
Virago
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Sarah Waters

Sarah Waters

About the Author

Sarah Waters’ novels have won the Betty Trask Award and the Somerset Maugham Award and been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize.
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