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The greatcoat

Author: Helen Dunmore
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press ; Berkeley, Calif. : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is the winter of 1952 when Isabel Carey moves to the East Riding of Yorkshire with her new husband, Philip, a medical doctor. While Philip spends long hours working away from home, Isabel finds herself lonely and vulnerable as she adjusts to the realities of being a housewife in the country. One evening, while Philip is on call, Isabel is woken by intense cold. When she hunts for extra blankets, she discovers an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ghost stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 9780802120601 0802120601
OCLC Number: 781678694
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 2012 by Hammer Books"--T.p. verso.
Description: 196 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Helen Dunmore.

Abstract:

It is the winter of 1952 when Isabel Carey moves to the East Riding of Yorkshire with her new husband, Philip, a medical doctor. While Philip spends long hours working away from home, Isabel finds herself lonely and vulnerable as she adjusts to the realities of being a housewife in the country. One evening, while Philip is on call, Isabel is woken by intense cold. When she hunts for extra blankets, she discovers an old RAF greatcoat hidden in the back of a cupboard. Sleeping under the coat for warmth, she starts to dream and is soon startled by a knock at her window. Outside is a young RAF pilot wearing a familiar coat. His name is Alec and his powerful presence disturbs and excites her as they begin an intense affair. Nothing though has prepared her for the truth about Alec's life, nor the impact it will have on her own.
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