28 Oct 2019

For our older readers...

'A delicious Victorian ghost story, nostalgically and expertly comforting'-(Spectator)

A mysterious depiction of masked revellers at the Venice carnival hangs

in the college rooms of Oliver's old professor at Cambridge.

On this cold winter's night, as they sip whisky by the fire, the picture's eerie secret 

is revealed by the ageing don. The dark art of the Venetian scene, instead

of imitating life, has the power to entrap it.

To stare into the painting is to play dangerously with unseen demons,

to become victim of its macabre beauty...

With masterly skill and elegance, Susan Hill conjures an atmosphere of inexplicable 

fear which will hold readers in its grip!






Posted by Mrs Gornall

Category: Book Reviews

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