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Author: Catriona Ward
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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She comes in the night. She looks into your eyes. One by one, she has taken us all. For generations they have died young. Now Iris and her father are the last of the Villarca line. Their disease confines them to a lonely mansion on Dartmoor; their disease means they must die alone. But Iris breaks her promise to hide from the world. She dares to fall in love. And only then do they understand the true horror of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Gothic fiction
Paranormal fiction
Fiction
Horror tales
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catriona Ward
ISBN: 0297609645 9780297609643 9780297609650 0297609653
OCLC Number: 921182942
Awards: Short-listed for Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2016
Description: 352 pages : genealogical table ; 22 cm.
Contents: Paperback -In 1910, eleven-year-old Iris Villarca lives with her father at Rawblood, a lonely house on Dartmoor. Iris and her father are the last of their name. The Villarcas always die young, bloodily. Iris believes it's because of a congenital disease which means she must isolate herself from the world. But one sunlit autumn day, beside her mother's grave, she forces the truth from her father: the disease is biologically impossible. A lie, to cover a darker secret. The Villarcas are haunted, through the generations, by her. She is white, skeletal, covered with scars. When a Villarca marries, when they love, when they have a child --
she comes and death follows. When Iris is fifteen, she breaks her promise to remain alone all her life, and the consequences are immediate and horrific.

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For fans of Daphne du Maurier, Susan Hill and Hilary Mantel's Beyond Black, a chilling ghost story set on Dartmoor. 'Hauntingly brilliant' Emma Healey, author of Elizabeth Is Missing  Read more...

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From Victorian ghost story to anti-war polemic and back again: I raged, wept and hid under the bed covers. As full of science as it is the supernatural, this is a hauntingly brilliant virtuoso Read more...

 
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