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A House Of Ghosts

Author : W. C. Ryan
ISBN : 9781785767081
Genre : Fiction
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A gripping mystery with a classic feel: And Then There Were None meets The Silent Companions Winter 1917. As the First World War enters its most brutal phase, back home in England, everyone is seeking answers to the darkness that has seeped into their lives. At Blackwater Abbey, on an island off the Devon coast, Lord Highmount has arranged a spiritualist gathering to contact his two sons who were lost in the conflict. But as his guests begin to arrive, it gradually becomes clear that each has something they would rather keep hidden. Then, when a storm descends on the island, the guests will find themselves trapped. Soon one of their number will die. For Blackwater Abbey is haunted in more ways than one . . . An unrelentingly gripping mystery packed with twists and turns, A House of Ghosts is the perfect chilling read this winter. 'Almost unbearably creepy and beautifully written' Liz Nugent, bestseller author of LYING IN WAIT 'A splendid tale of wartime skullduggery, featuring both kinds of spooks - perfect fireside reading' Mick Herron, CWA Gold Dagger Award Winning author of DEAD LIONS 'Hugely enjoyable, A House of Ghosts has the bones of a taut thriller wrapped up in the gorgeous romance of its ghostly island setting' Jane Casey 'Perfect for a dark and stormy evening: a truly creepy and ingenious ghost story and murder mystery with an irresistible setting' Ragnar Jonasson 'A thoroughly enjoyable novel that seemed to combine all my favourite things - history, crime, entertainingly spiky romance and an eerily evocative setting. An absolute treat' Elly Griffiths 'Spooks, spies, seances, things that go bump in the night - A House of Ghosts has it all. A tremendously enjoyable, ingeniously-plotted take on the haunted house mystery. Best read before dark!' Tammy Cohen 'An atmospheric, hugely entertaining mystery that offers all the pleasures of a classic ghost story - with an appealing dash of romance. William Ryan is a wonderful storyteller and A House of Ghosts will keep you up reading (and shivering) deep into the night' Antonia Hodgson

Film And Knowledge

Author : Kevin L. Stoehr
ISBN : 9780786413201
Genre : Performing Arts
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Film has become such an underpinning of art and pop culture that its potential for inspiring serious thought is often overlooked. Our intellectual involvement with film has been minimized as more in the audience want to be merely amazed and entertained. Essays written by both established and cutting-edge philosophers of film concentrate in this work on the value of film in general and the value of certain films in particular for the study and teaching of ideas. The essays explore such topics as the significance of narrative unity for self knowledge in David Lynch's Lost Highway and in Paul Schrader's Affliction; ambiguity and responsibility in Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon; consciousness and cognition in Orson Welles's Citizen Kane; skepticism in Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion and David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch; language and gender in Neil Jordan's The Crying Game; Platonic idealism in Chris Marker's La Jetee; race in Spike Lee's Summer of Sam; the concept of the imagination in cognitive film theory; and the role of ideology in feminist film theory.

Leaving The House Of Ghosts

Author : Sarah Streed
ISBN : 0786481935
Genre : Social Science
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On April 17, 1975, after five years of civil war, the Khmer Rouge guerrillas invaded Cambodia’s major cities and forced the residents on a mass exodus to the countryside. Their leader, Pol Pot, established a government based on terror to bring about his dream of an agrarian society where work was done by hand—without what he believed to be corruptive influences. By the time the Vietnamese captured Phnom Penh and ended this brutal experiment in communism in 1979, an estimated two million Cambodians were dead and hundreds of thousands had begun to flee the country for refugee camps in Thailand. Survivors of Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge now living in the Midwest tell their stories in this work. Many of them were children during that time, unable to comprehend exactly what was happening and why, but now able to reveal the trauma they experienced. Noeun Nor and Sinn Lok recollect being wrenched from their families and put into labor camps around the age of five. Prum Nath talks about her mother encouraging her to eat the last grains of her family’s rice. Sokhary You remembers giving birth on a mountain without a doctor or hospital and using rusty scissors to cut the umbilical cord.

A Father A Son And A House Full Of Ghosts

Author : Gregory Young
ISBN : 9780741435361
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A father and son unsuspectingly buy a 100 year old house. Objects begin appearing and disappearing as well as many other mysterious occurrences that couldn't be explained. They soon learn that three ghosts are occupying the home.

House Of Spirits And Whispers

Author : Annie Wilder
ISBN : 0738707775
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A compelling glimpse into the otherworldly nature of the spirits--protective forces, phantom pets, departed loved ones--that occupy Annie Wilder's haunted Victorian home. Original.

Hell House

Author : Allison Vale
ISBN : 1402763107
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The chilling title of this hair-raising volume refers to the real-life Hell House of New Orleans—a mansion haunted by the ghosts of tortured and murdered slaves. But that’s only one of the 43 forbidding locations documented within these pages. Bold readers are invited to go on a world-spanning tour of haunted places, to meet ghosts, apparitions, and spirits such as the Windigo of the remote Canadian forests, which possesses unwary travelers and compels them to eat human flesh. Here also are such horrors as the moving coffins of Barbados, the Hungry Ghosts of China, and other bizarre manifestations of the spirit world. Truly a feast of shudders and thrills for all fans of the supernatural.

The Shadow Volume 124

Author : Maxwell Grant
ISBN : 1608772411
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The Master of Darkness unmasks phony spiritualists in two legendary pulp novels. First, in one of Walter Gibson's greatest classics, the Dark Avenger investigates "The Ghost Makers" after a glowing dagger materializes to bring death at a seance. Then, The Shadow teams with real-life ghostbuster Joseph Dunninger to investigate a series of spirit murders in a "House of Ghosts." This haunting collectors collection showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, while Will Murray explores the Gibson-Houdini-Lovecraft connection and Anthony Tollin recalls The Shadow Big Little Books. (Sanctum Books) Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

A Head Full Of Ghosts

Author : Paul Tremblay
ISBN : 9781785653681
Genre : Fiction
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The lives of the Barretts, a suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents' despair, the doctors are unable to halt Marjorie's descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show.

The House Of The Spirits

Author : Isabel Allende
ISBN : 9780099528562
Genre : Fiction
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As a girl, Clara del Valle can read fortunes, make objects move as if they had lives of their own, and predict the future. Following the mysterious death of her sister, Rosa the Beautiful, Clara is mute for nine years. When she breaks her silence, it is to announce that she will be married soon to the stern and volatile landowner Esteban Trueba. Set in an unnamed Latin American country over three generations, The House of the Spirits is a magnificent epic of a proud and passionate family, secret loves and violent revolution.

The House On Camp Ruby Road

Author : Twyla Ellis
ISBN : 1643900323
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