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This House Is HauntedI Blame Charles Dickens For The Death Of My Father Eliza Caine Arrives In Norfolk To Take Up Her Position As Governess At Gaudlin Hall On A Dark And Chilling Night As She Makes Her Way Across The Station Platform, A Pair Of Invisible Hands Push Her Into The Path Of An Approaching Train She Is Only Saved By The Vigilance Of A Passing Doctor.When She Finally Arrives, Shaken, At The Hall, She Is Greeted By The Two Children In Her Care, Isabella And Eustace There Are No Parents, No Adults At All, And No Sign Of Her Mysterious Employer The Children Offer No Explanation Later That Night In Her Room, A Second Terrifying Experience Reinforces The Sense That Something Is Very Wrong.From The Moment She Rises The Following Morning, Her Every Step Seems Dogged By A Malign Presence Which Lives Within Gaudlin S Violent Attentions, She Must Uncover The Hall S Long Buried Secrets And Confront The Demons Of The Past.

☃ This House Is Haunted PDF / Epub ✑ Author John Boyne –
  • Paperback
  • 297 pages
  • This House Is Haunted
  • John Boyne
  • English
  • 27 June 2019
  • 9780857520937

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  1. says:

    There is something about fall and winter that puts me in the mood to read spooky books I soooooooooo love cuddling up with a good ghost.story.1867 London After the loss of her father 21 year old, plain Jane Eliza Caine accepts the position of governess at Gaudlin Hall, in Norfolk.but no one is there to greet her upon her arrival which seems rather strange to Eliza The next morning her creepy little wards the Westerly children Isabella 12 and Eustace 8, are present and accounted forbut still no adults to be found anywhere and and this goes on for days and days.Where are the children s parents and why will no one tell her what is going on Confused young hero...

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    What do you get if you mix Rebecca and The Turn of the Screw with a dash of Jane Eyre and a pinch of Dickens The answer is This House is Haunted, a gloriously gothic confection revolving around you ll never guess a haunted house This actually IS a haunted house too, not some metaphorical type of haunting, although there s also an element of humour to the proceedings, which serves to set this story apart from the many historical ghost stories it could be compared to.In 1867, a young woman, Eliza Caine, is bereft after the death of her beloved father With no other family, no friends to turn to and she believes no prospects of marriage, Eliza replies to an advertisement for a governess position at Gaudlin Hall, a grand country pile in Norfolk When she arrives there, it quickly becomes apparent that something is very wrong the locals are hostile, the children she s in charge of are left to fend for themselves, and nobody will tell her where their parents are Worse still, a series of inexplicable incidents force her to the conclusion that there is a malevolent spirit present in the house Unwilling to abandon the children, Eliza sets out to get to the bottom of the mystery and fear surrounding Gaudlin Hall, but to do so she must put her life at risk.The book both pokes fun at and pays homage to the classics it references I particularly liked the secrecy surrounding the Westerley family and how the village conspires to cov...

  3. says:

    this book is available for spooky month pssst spoiler alert THIS HOUSE IS HAUNTED i made the mistake of reading blair s review of this before trying to write my own one, it is much better than anything i could attempt and two, she saw something in this book that i did not and it has kind of clouded my impressions and judgments of the book and made me think that maybe i missed the point here is a link to hers so you can read how it should be done i read hers, to my mind this was a perfectly serviceable gothic horror novel the plot is the same as about 900 other books in this vein a plain girl who is alone in the world takes a position as a governess in an unfamiliar place and finds herself in a big crumbling house full of secrets in a town full of people who seem quite inclined to gossip, just not with her they stare at her with expressions both pitying and frightened, and always seem to be on the verge of revealing the truuuuth the children she is meant to be watching although she seems to leave them alone in the house quite a lot while she goes off on her attempts at fact finding missions and such are well ...

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    Where are you But answer came there none Eliza Caine may have found the answer to her question at some point, but unfortunately, I never found mine as to why I was expecting so much from this ghost storyA story that tried too hard to include many Gothic tropes, to appear scary and intellectual at the same time, but eventually fell flat on all levels, in my opinion But for the sympathetic protagonist, the intriguing children and some scarce glimpses of a remotely creepy atmosphere, I would have rated it with 1 sad little star Eliza wants to start a new life away from London after the death of her father She abandons her occupation as a teacher for small girls as we were told so many times because we readers are practically stupid and we forget too easily and replies to a dubious advert for the position of the governess in an old estate When she reaches her destination, she realises that there are certain strange forces at work and the previous women s work ended under peculiar to put it mildly circumstances.The basis of the story, while not original by any means, is very interesting and has a lot of potential When one is an avid lover of ghost stories, two things happen One, we can t keep away from every single read about the subject and two, there is very little that can impress us and truly catch our attention I expected and I wanted an old fashioned ghost story with an English foreboding est...

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    My first book by John Boyne, one of the most treasured authors on Goodreads, This House is Haunted did not disappoint A Victorian era ghost story, this novel tells the oft told tale of a governess who because of the death of her only living relative, her beloved father, must go out into the world and seek her living Unlike the heroines of most of these stories t...

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    I blame Charles Dickens for the death of my father So begins John Boyne s gothic tale of a young woman, Eliza Crane, suddenly alone in mid 1800s London Orphaned at twenty one, and forced to leave home, she answers a rather cryptic advertisement for a governess position in a mansion, Gaudlin Hall, in Norfolk.A brooding house, a series of mishaps, unanswered queries and the non appearance of the parents make for a puzzling arrival for Eliza, not to mention the two sweet but precocious children she is to educate This is always the good start to a gothic tale, in my opinion i.e gothic as opposed to horror A good gothic tale combines the uncanny and a pleasing sort of terror melodrama and parody are other long standing features of Gothic literature paraphrased from Goodreads.Could there be a malevolent presence that inhabits the house along with Eliza and the children, Isabella and Eustace something that seems want to be rid of Eliza She s stunned to discover that another someone is also living at the mansion, a person about whom she has heard little Eliza is, likewise, horrified when she finally hears the fate of the five governesses who have preceded her The story gets deliciously creepy when she resolves to leave for London and take the children with her.John Boyne appears to be able to turn his hand to writing about pretty much any sub...

  7. says:

    This was a haunted house story so Dickensian in style, Dickens himself is a catalyst within I listened to the audio version, narrated by Alison Larkin I enjoyed this story of Eliza Caine attempting to fulfill her position as governess to two children, in a house almost falling down due to disrepair How she got there and her attempt to keep the children safe I will leave for you to discover I liked the style of the storytelling and I enjoyed the character of Eliza, though at times she seemed too wily and too naive both at once Where the...

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    No update required on 2nd reading 5 stars just a fab ghost story with a brilliant protagonist Original review This is what I would call a good old traditional ghost story Large austere house checkTragic circumstances checkMoody weather checkFrightening children checkMystery surrounding what the hell is happening here checkAnd it is brilliantly done I absolutely LOVE the main character Eliza Caine who has a good amount of wit about her and doesn t do damsel in distress She is the best thing about the book a woman beyond her years in wisdom and for the time period in which the book is set She is a fighter and a survivor I just love her.The story itself is simple but gripping I love the grumpy characters Heckling and Mrs Liver they are so funny and offer some light relief from ...

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    In my opinion John Boyne is one of Ireland s most versertile writters I am rarly dispappointed when I pick up this author s novels and This House Is Haunted was a haunting and very satisfying read.What makes a good Ghost stroy For me it has to be set in Victorian times, with an isolated country manor and unexplainable happenings and you have my interest.This house is haunted is set in Norfolk in a country house called Gaudin Hall Eliza Canine arrives to take up her position as Governess As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her into the path of an approaching train She is only saved by vigilance of a passing doctor and so the stroy begins.I have had this book on my bookshelf for some time and was given a gentle push to read it after reading a review written by goodreads friend I am so glad I read this novel as it was just a really good back to basics old fashioned Ghost Stroy I dont read horror but love a good Ghost stroy e...

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    Really, NPR one of the best books of 2013 Ugh This House is Haunted is absolutely, positively, irrefutably NOT one of the best books of 2013, and the fact that it made NPR s list disappoints me.Attempting to write in Dickensian prose, John Boyne has indeed penned a ghost story, only it isn t an especially good one.First and foremost, the main character Eliza Caine, a twenty one year old teacher who applies for a position as governess following the loss of her father and sole family only to find herself in a strangely precarious situation once in her new job, is one dimensional as well as completely unbelievable and unlikable And it s not just the main character that is flat and lacks substance There was not one well constructed character in the entire book.Add to that a rather weak, predictable, and anticlimatic story, and what do you have A minimally engaging mystery that never quite lives up to its potential.It wasn t horrible, but fell far short of my expectations.Not sure I would recommend this book, but, who knows, you might like it.If you re looking for a good ghost story, Shirley Jackson s The Haunting of Hill House, though older, is far superior in tone, writing, character development, plot, and ghostliness.Would I ever read another book by this aut...

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