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The Man in the Picture By Susan Hill

The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill

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Summary

A mysterious depiction of masked revellers at the Venice carnival hangs in the college rooms of Oliver's old professor in Cambridge. On this cold night, its eerie secret is revealed by the ageing don. The dark art of the Venetian scene has the power to entrap life. To stare into the painting is to play dangerously with the unseen demons it hides.

The Man in the Picture Summary

The Man in the Picture: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill

A mysterious depiction of masked revellers at the Venice carnival hangs in the college rooms of Oliver's old professor in Cambridge. On this cold winter's night, its eerie secret is revealed by the ageing don. The dark art of the Venetian scene, instead of imitating life, has the power to entrap it. To stare into the painting is to play dangerously with the unseen demons it hides, and become the victim of its macabre beauty...

The Man in the Picture Reviews

A tale brimming with excitement, mystery and vitality ... The story unfolds at a thriller's pace * The Times *
Hill is a writer with the courage of her convictions who knows that there are few things more enjoyable than the inexplicable and eerie, conveyed within an accomplished and solidly reassuring framework. * Independent *
Like all the classic ghost stories, Susan Hill's begins in traditional spooky style with the winter wind howling off the fens and bursts of hailstones rattling against the windows ...This is a Hill Hallowe'en special. No mistake. * Daily Mail *

About Susan Hill

Susan Hill has been a prolific writer since 1963. She was a presenter of BBC Radio 4's Bookshelf. She has won the Somerset Maugham Award (for I'm the King of the Castle); the Whitbread Novel Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Her sequel to Rebecca, Mrs de Winter, was a big bestseller and her short story The Woman in Black was adapted to the stage and has been running in the West End for 18 years.

Additional information

GOR001297483
The Man in the Picture: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Profile Books Ltd
2008-10-09
160
1846681340
9781846681349
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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