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Red Mary in Time C Chapman

Red Mary in Time

C Chapman

Published April 27th 2007
ISBN : 9781899820313
Paperback
292 pages
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RED MARY IN TIME In 1648 Mary Walpole escaped being burnt as a witch, but met a terrible death nevertheless. This is a secret buried in the family past. But it becomes hinted at in 1987, when a great storm damages the structure of the Walpole house,MoreRED MARY IN TIME In 1648 Mary Walpole escaped being burnt as a witch, but met a terrible death nevertheless. This is a secret buried in the family past. But it becomes hinted at in 1987, when a great storm damages the structure of the Walpole house, and the frightful past begins to leak knowledge into the minds of the present Walpole family. The ancient mirror of past events is cracked and the reflections distorted, but the words and images increasingly indicate danger for Geoffrey Walpole, his daughters Lily and Stella, and his grandchildren. Part ghost story in the tradition of M.R.James, and part revenge tragedy, a tale of obsessive love, this novel, set in Suffolk, tells of Stellas fearful efforts both to understand and somehow halt the approaching menace. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Clodagh Chapman is the author of eight published novels, one radio play and several short stories. She has been a land-girl, a civil servant, and a school teacher, has bred show ponies, kept goats, been a Morris dancer and played in a folk band. She has two children, six grand-children and two great-grand-children, and with her husband lives part of the year in Suffolk and part in Brittany. BY THE SAME AUTHOR VARIATIONS ON A THEME OF MURDER (Thanet Press), VICIOUS CIRCUIT (Boardman), HE WOULD PROVOKE DEATH (Boardman), AMORE SENZA DOMANI (Frassinelli, Milano), THE WEB (Weidenfeld, also St Martins Press, New York), THE NIGHT BEFORE DARK (Piatkus, also Headline and Ulverscroft), JACK-IN-THE-GREEN (Fontana), THE ECHOES ANSWER (Piatkus, also Headline and Ulverscroft)