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 WATERS

 

London, 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

 

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Kate Summerscale - The Haunting of Alma Fielding (HARDBACK)

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