Close
(0) items
You have no items in your shopping cart.
Browse
    Filters
    Preferences
    Search

    The Haunting of Alma Fielding

    £18.99
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE
    ISBN: 9781408895450
    AuthorKate Summerscale
    Pub Date01/10/2020
    BindingHardback
    Pages368
    Availability: In Stock

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE

    'A page-turner with the authority of history' PHILIPPA GREGORY
    'As gripping as a novel. An engaging, unsettling, deeply satisfying read' SARAH WATERS

    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

    Write your own review
    • Only registered users can write reviews
    *
    *
    • Bad
    • Excellent
    *
    *
    *

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE

    'A page-turner with the authority of history' PHILIPPA GREGORY
    'As gripping as a novel. An engaging, unsettling, deeply satisfying read' SARAH WATERS

    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