The Visitors

The Visitors

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 17/07/2014
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Synopsis

Imagine if you couldn't see couldn't hear couldn't speak... Then one day somebody took your hand and opened up the world to you. Adeliza Golding is a deaf-blind girl, born in late Victorian England on her father's hop farm. Unable to interact with her loving family, she exists in a world of darkness and confusion; her only communication is with the ghosts she speaks to in her head, who she has christened the Visitors. One day she runs out into the fields and a young hop-picker, Lottie, grabs her hand and starts drawing shapes in it. Finally Liza can communicate. Her friendship with her teacher and with Lottie's beloved brother Caleb leads her from the hop gardens and oyster beds of Kent to the dusty veldt of South Africa and the Boer War, and ultimately to the truth about the Visitors.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781444765236
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 206g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 20 mm

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The Visitors
Ghostly Historical Fiction
Historical fiction - with ghosts. I've found that I have a love/hate relationship with ghosts in fiction. There are authors who are utterly convincing, I'm... READ MORE
Anne Cater
The Visitors
Strong debut novel
The story opens with our main character, Adeliza (Liza) Golding and takes us from the moment she is born up to and throughout her adult life. After birth s... READ MORE
SMBSLT
The Visitors
I enjoyed the story, the style of writing and the very different setting and themes
Historical fiction - with ghosts. I've found that I have a love/hate relationship with ghosts in fiction. There are authors who are utterly convincing, I'm... READ MORE
Anne Cater
The Visitors
A beautifully rendered story of acceptance
Adeliza Golding is the much wanted child of Edwin and Evangeline Golding, born after 5 other miscarriages. She is born with extreme myopia and soon looses ... READ MORE
Janet E