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Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral Mrs Alice Drablow, the house's sole inhabitant of Eel Marsh House, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows. The house stands at the end of a causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but it is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black - and her terrible purpose. I don't know if it was because of the hype of the book, or Susan Hill's atmospheric descriptions, but The Woman in Black was giving me goosebumps from the start. Arthur Kripps is spending Christmas Eve with Really enjoyed this, very well written and to the point - gave me the shivers! A resolute and determined Arthur Kipp has his sanity severely tested in this genuinely unnerving ghost story.

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Sign Up With Email. Sign Up. Follow Unfollow. Follow Following. Follow Following Unfollow. A new cover for the classic English ghost story. My first draft of the cover with more elaborate swashes. A Victorian feel was required but the brief was quite open: design a beautiful typographic cover incorporating an illustrative motif.

One of the settings in the book is the ominous Eel Marsh House, which becomes surrounded and engulfed by dense fog from the marsh. I wanted to capture this scene and have the lettering reinforce the swirls of fog. Thumbnails exploring various lock-ups of image and lettering. Between the letters I drew a line work filigree to depict reeds, roots and key objects from the story; horse skull, wagon wheel and rocking chair.

As wood engraving was a popular illustrative technique during Victorian times the cover adopts this style. Sketches exploring layout options of the lettering, suspended in the fog, surrounding the house and swallowed under the marsh.

Various house creepy house options. I can thoroughly recommend the book. The final cover with adjusted lettering and more creepy, root-like filigree. Published: September 26th Jamie Clarke Follow Following Unfollow. Jamie Clarke Bristol, United Kingdom. Commissioned by Penguin Random House Creative Fields Illustration , Typography ,. Copyright Info. Made in NYC.

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The Woman in Black

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The classic ghost story from the author of The Mist in the Mirror : a chilling tale about a menacing spectre haunting a small English town. Now a major motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe. Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford—a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway—to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House.

The Woman In Black

The house stands at the end of a causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but it is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black — and her terrible purpose. Recently, I read a blog post by Lydia Schoch where she mentioned the book, and my interest was piqued. Would I be able to manage the book, I wondered, after failing so miserably with the film, even the remake? With encouragement from Lydia, I decided to be brave.

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First published in , The Woman in Black is Susan Hill's best-loved novel, and the basis for the UK's second longest ever running stage play, and a major film starring Daniel Radcliffe. Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer, travels to a remote village to put the affairs of a recently deceased client, Alice Drablow in order. As he works alone in her isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover disturbing secrets - and his unease grows when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed in black.

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill, First Edition

The Woman in Black is a horror novel by Susan Hill , written in the style of a traditional Gothic novel. The plot concerns a mysterious spectre that haunts a small English town. A television film based on the story, also called The Woman in Black , was produced in , with a screenplay by Nigel Kneale. In , a theatrical film adaptation of the same name was released, starring Daniel Radcliffe.

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The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story (Paperback)

A classic ghost story: the chilling tale of a menacing specter haunting a small English town. Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford—a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway—to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. On a crisp Christmas eve, the elderly Arthur Kipps rests contentedly in front of a roaring fire, surrounded by his stepchildren and loving wife Esme. It is only now, after so many years, that Arthur puts his pen to paper and tells the story that haunts him — the story that keeps him up at night shaking with terror, the reason for his distress this Christmas night. Arthur writes of a time, many years earlier when he was a young man, engaged to a lovely young woman, and only starting to make his way in the world as a solicitor. Assigned the task of sorting out the affairs of recently deceased client, the reclusive widow Alice Drablow, Arthur is sent to the small farming town of Crythin Gifford. From the start of his trip, something seems off — every time he attempts to speak with townspeople about the deceased Mrs.

loved The Woman In Black try her new book Dolly, creepy AND I love the book cover. 'Dolly' by Susan Hill - one of my favourite writers of ghost stories Book.

There are undertakers with shovels, of course, a local official who would rather be anywhere else, and one Mr Arthur Kipps, solicitor from London. He is to spend the night in Eel Marsh House, the place where the old recluse died amidst a sinking swamp, a blinding fog and a baleful mystery about which the townsfolk refuse to speak. But when the high tide pens him in, what he finds — or rather what finds him — is something else entirely. Susan Hill.

The Woman in Black and Other Ghost Stories

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