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Florence & Giles

Author: John Harding
Publisher: London : Blue Door, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In an old New England mansion, 12-year-old orphan Florence is neglected by her guardian uncle. By night, she sleepwalks the corridors like one of the old house's many ghosts & is troubled by a recurrent dream in which a mysterious woman threatens her younger brother. When a new teacher arrives, strange phenomena begin to occur.
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Genre/Form: Gothic fiction
Horror fiction
Historical fiction
Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
Fiction
General fiction
Teen fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Harding
ISBN: 9780007315031 0007315031 9780007351718 0007351712
OCLC Number: 465363452
Description: 263 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: In a remote and crumbling New England mansion, 12-year-old orphan Florence is neglected by her guardian uncle and banned from reading. Left to her own devices she devours books in secret and talks to herself --
and narrates this, her story --
in a unique language of her own invention. By night, she sleepwalks the corridors like one of the old house's many ghosts and is troubled by a recurrent dream in which a mysterious woman appears to threaten her younger brother Giles. Sometimes Florence doesn't sleepwalk at all, but simply pretends to so she can roam at will and search the house for clues to her own baffling past. After the sudden violent death of the children's first governess, a second teacher, Miss Taylor, arrives, and immediately strange phenomena begin to occur. Florence becomes convinced that the new governess is a vengeful and malevolent spirit who means to do Giles harm. Against this powerful supernatural enemy, and without any adult to whom she can turn for help, Florence must use all her intelligence and ingenuity to both protect her little brother and preserve her private world.
Other Titles: Florence and Giles
Responsibility: John Harding.

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A sinister Gothic tale in the tradition of The Woman in Black and The Fall of the House of Usher  Read more...

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"You don't need to know The Turn of the Screw to enjoy it. Real atmosphere is increasingly rare in novels and here it is in spades; mysterious towers, faces in mirrors, shadowy corridors and long Read more...

 
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