The Greatcoat

Author(s): Helen Dunmore

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In the winter of 1952, Isabel Carey moves to the East Riding of Yorkshire with her husband Philip, a GP. Woken by intense cold one night, she discovers an old RAF greatcoat hidden in the cupboard. Sleeping under it for warmth, she starts to dream. And not long afterwards, while her husband is out, she is startled by a knock at her window.


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A chilling and atmospheric ghost story by the Orange-prize-winning Helen Dunmore.

Helen Dunmore is an internationally acclaimed writer whose works include novels, poetry, short stories and writing for children. She has won the Orange Prize for A Spell of Winter, the McKitterick Prize and first prize in the National Poetry Competition; she has also been shortlisted for both the T S Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Novel Award. Her books have been translated into twenty-eight languages, and she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. The Greatcoat is her first ghost story.

General Fields

  • : 9780099564935
  • : Cornerstone
  • : Hammer
  • : January 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Helen Dunmore
  • : Hardback
  • : 208