The Haunting of Alma Fielding

The Haunting of Alma Fielding

ISBN: 978-1-4088-9547-4
368 Pages
paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
by Kate Summerscale

395.000 

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE

A PICK OF THE AUTUMN IN THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER AND THE GUARDIAN

‘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.

395.000