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The Haunting of Alma Fielding
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The Haunting of Alma Fielding (Hardback)

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'A page-turner with the authority of history' PHILIPPA GREGORY


'As gripping as a novel. An engaging, unsettling, deeply satisfying read' SARAH WATERS


'A wonderful book about the world of mediums' HILARY MANTEL 


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 EDEMARIAM


A PICK OF THE AUTUMN IN THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER AND THE GUARDIAN



BiographyBiography: generalBiographyTrue storiesTrue crimeFiction & PoetryHorrorHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyCriminal investigation & detection Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 01/10/2020 ISBN-13: 9781408895450  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Kate Summerscale is the author of the number one bestselling The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, the Galaxy British Book of the Year Award, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and adapted into a major ITV drama. Her first book, the bestselling The Queen of Whale Cay, won a Somerset Maugham award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award. Her third book, Mrs Robinson's Disgrace, was a Sunday Times bestseller; while her fourth, The Wicked Boy, was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2010, she lives in London. katesummerscale.com

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