Helen Dunmore


Soulful, Spooky, Seductive

From the moment I saw his face at the window, I – like Helen Dunmore’s Isabel – was under his spell. Here, in this short novel, you have romance – blighted, impossible, and utterly seductive. I couldn’t put it down – I read far into the night because the tale was so compelling. As a fellow-writer and Yorkshirewoman, even more did I appreciate the evocation of time and place – and most particularly Helen Dunmore’s Afterword, which said so much to me. Yes, I thought – I know why you wrote it – your motives have been mine! A beautiful book in every sense, capturing the sense of ‘being caught’ by ghosts. Highly recommended.